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.
- AG Eric Holder
- Rev. Al Sharpton
- Rev. Jesse Jackson
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.
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