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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.

Letter 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
On June 26, 2011 James Craig Anderson, 49, was savagely beaten and murdered in Jackson, MS, by a group of white teenagers who yelled racial slurs and bragged about the incident afterwards. Surveillance footage of the murder shows clearly that the teens attacked the innocent man, for no reason other than that he was African American. After viciously beating Anderson for several minutes, the teens then proceeded to run him over with a pickup truck, crushing and killing him instantly.

However, of the seven teens involved, only one has been charged with murder. Every one of the accused 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.

I'm signing 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. I urge you to bring the appropriate charges against all involved.

Sincerely,