Petition Closed
Petitioning AG Eric Holder and 8 others

Force federal and state officials to investigate the death of Frederick Jermaine Carter

Frederick Jermaine Carter was found hanging from a tree in Greenwood, Miss. on Dec. 3, 2010. The medical examiner has ruled that it was not a suicide. This needs to be investigated by federal and state officials. 

Letter to
AG Eric Holder
Rev. Al Sharpton
Rev. Jesse Jackson
and 6 others
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Barbara Boxer
Senator Thad Cochran
Senator Harry Reid
Senator Patrick Leahy
Senator Roger Wicker
Frederick Jermaine Carter of Greenwood, Miss. wandered away from his family home and was later found hanging from a tree. This occurred in December 2010.

Mississippi State Medical Examiner Dr. Adel Shaker has ruled that it was not a suicide, even though members of the predominately white town of Greenwood insist it was a suicide.

The FBI needs to investigate this case. Mississippi has a long history of lynching and suspicious deaths of black men.

I do not have confidence that this matter will be thoroughly investigated by local officials.