Seek JUSTICE for the heinous murder of James Craig Anderson
  • Petitioned Robert Shuler Smith

This petition was delivered to:

District Attorney, Hinds County DA Office
Robert Shuler Smith
Senior Assistant District Attorney, Hinds County DA Office
Tom Kesler
Senior Assistant District Attorney, Hinds County DA Office
Scott Rogillio

Seek JUSTICE for the heinous murder of James Craig Anderson

    1. Petition by

      Karen Glover

      Shepherdsville, KY

James Craig Anderson, 49, was savagely beaten and murdered by a group of white teens who yelled racial slurs and bragged about the incident afterwards.  However, of the seven teens reportedly involved, only one has been charged with murder.  Every one of the teens should be charged with murder and hate crimes under Mississippi accessory to murder laws.  Failure to charge those involved sends an unacceptable message that racism and violence are unobjectionable -  in a country that draws its strength from the diversity, tolerance, and compassion of its citizens.

Please sign this petition to seek justice for James Craig Anderson and his grieving family, and to help prevent senseless and destructive hate crimes in the future.

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    News

    1. Civil suit filed against 7 teens, yet only 2 have been criminally charged

      Karen Glover
      Petition Organizer

      Named as defendants are William Kirk Montgomery, Sarah Graves, Shelbie Richards, John Blaylock and Dylan Butler; Deryl Dedmon and John Aaron Rice remain the only criminal defendants. Please sign this petition today!

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Although FBI probe opened, only two of 7 accused have been charged

      Karen Glover
      Petition Organizer

      Please sign this petition to urge the DA to charge all the teens involved in the murder of James Craig Anderson!

    4. Reached 50 signatures
    5. FYI: Another JCA petition for death penalty supporters

      Karen Glover
      Petition Organizer

      There is another petition on change.org available for those who support the death penalty, calling for legislation to make the death penalty available in hate crimes resulting in death of the victim(s).

    6. Reached 10 signatures

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    • Maureen Jackson WARBURTON VICTORIA AUSTRALIA, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      These people have to be caught & punished, they should be allowed to get away with MURDER

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    • Deborah Kinard SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      Racism must end

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    • Dorothy Jackson HOUSTON, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      A man's life was taken by a group of thugs and there is only one still in jail and facing serious charges. This is NOT right. It is NOT fair. This is NOT justice. All 7 teens were involved in this murder. They all sought to find and harass/beat a black person. A man's life was taken during the commission of this crime. Where I am from, that makes ALL of them accessories at the very least. We DEMAND justice.

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    • Bridgett Hurt CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      I am from MS and am ashamed that the state doesn't do more to stomp out racism, and a supporter of gay rights...There should be NO question of what needs to be done, folks!

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    • Patricia Hill STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
      • about 3 years ago

      I am signing this because his life matters to me. Why should I keep my mouth shut on this injustice. God help us.

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