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2022-06-29 9:04:06 PM  
Systemic racism right there.
 
2022-06-29 9:48:18 PM  
Well, arrest her.
 
2022-06-29 9:49:37 PM  
Murder has no statute of limitations.
 
2022-06-29 9:49:41 PM  
They don't where I live.

Took me less than 5 minutes to find her current address. Should I call Dog the Bounty Hunter?
 
2022-06-29 9:49:46 PM  
Do it. Please.
 
2022-06-29 9:50:44 PM  
A warrant for the arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham - identified as "Mrs. Roy Bryant" on the document

It's weird how in olden times women didn't have names but were just "Mrs. Husband's Name."
 
2022-06-29 9:50:59 PM  
Kind of depends what they're for.

Murder, no.
Assault, yes.
 
2022-06-29 9:51:10 PM  
inb4 the Supreme Court rules that the arrest warrant is invalid because of reasons such as and furthermore comma.
 
2022-06-29 9:51:18 PM  
It's like milk. Just taste it and find out.

Seriously, though. If 100 year old Nazi guards can be arrested, some racist old lady can be brought to justice too.
 
2022-06-29 9:53:14 PM  
While it would be pretty cool I don't think it is going to pass a court review.

Evidence indicates a woman, possibly Donham, identified Till to the men who later killed him. The arrest warrant against Donham was publicized at the time, but the Leflore County sheriff told reporters he did not want to "bother" the woman since she had two young children to care for.

General Sherman should have kept going.
 
2022-06-29 9:54:19 PM  
No.

Wait, Emmett Till? Definitely not.
 
2022-06-29 9:54:39 PM  

Ragin' Asian: It's like milk. Just taste it and find out.

Seriously, though. If 100 year old Nazi guards can be arrested, some racist old lady can be brought to justice too.


Yeah, but lucky for us the Nazi's were very helpful in hanging themselves by keeping such detailed records. In reality anyone that could shed light on this kept their mouth shut, died by now, and hopefully rotting in hell.
 
2022-06-29 9:56:25 PM  

Klyukva: A warrant for the arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham - identified as "Mrs. Roy Bryant" on the document

It's weird how in olden times women didn't have names but were just "Mrs. Husband's Name."


Which raises the question of whether she's still married to him.  A lawyer could haggle over that detail in court.
 
2022-06-29 9:57:48 PM  
"Serve it and charge her,"
"Serve it and charge her,"

"Serve it and charge her,"
 
2022-06-29 9:58:50 PM  

Intrepid00: While it would be pretty cool I don't think it is going to pass a court review.

Evidence indicates a woman, possibly Donham, identified Till to the men who later killed him. The arrest warrant against Donham was publicized at the time, but the Leflore County sheriff told reporters he did not want to "bother" the woman since she had two young children to care for.

General Sherman should have kept going.


And let us remember that next time we have any one take up arms against our government
 
2022-06-29 10:00:20 PM  
IANAL but I do not think they have one. However if a real lawyer says they do I'm not going to argue.

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2022-06-29 10:05:31 PM  
Looks like most felonies don't have statute of limitations in Mississippi. It's going to be difficult proving it beyond a reasonable doubt after damn near 70 years.
 
2022-06-29 10:07:00 PM  

make me some tea: Systemic racism right there.


Well except for the fact that they actually  issued an arrest warrant for her.
 
2022-06-29 10:10:06 PM  

Intrepid00: Ragin' Asian: It's like milk. Just taste it and find out.

Seriously, though. If 100 year old Nazi guards can be arrested, some racist old lady can be brought to justice too.

Yeah, but lucky for us the Nazi's were very helpful in hanging themselves by keeping such detailed records. In reality anyone that could shed light on this kept their mouth shut, died by now, and hopefully rotting in hell.


Except they didn't. The guys who were acquitted later admitted to the murder since they couldn't be tried again. Seems like there could still be a civil suit based on that though.
 
2022-06-29 10:13:06 PM  
So we have incompetence (or so we can call it) by the Justice Department and a District Attorney, neither of whom found this in the records. But some amateurs found it. And the "kidnapping" charge against this woman is based on "identifying" Emmett Till to her redneck husband and his half-brother. How did she participate in the crime?

Yeah, they should probably jump right on it and make the woman's last years miserable. I have no sympathy for anyone who was involved in this, but I think that prosecuting the people in the Justice Department or the DA, or a civil suit against them (both tenuous) would be better than that.

/Emmett Till was a handsome young man. No wonder she (a young woman then) could "identify" him, and that's the human part of this.
 
2022-06-29 10:15:32 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Looks like most felonies don't have statute of limitations in Mississippi. It's going to be difficult proving it beyond a reasonable doubt after damn near 70 years.


Charge was for kidnapping not murder.  She assisted in Emmett Till's abduction, but was not present at his murder.  However, because her own criminal acts were a contribution to a larger criminal conspiracy that led to his death, she could, in theory be charged as a coconspirator in that death.

Given her age though, even convicted and serving time, it would be a more symbolic victory, though one the state should still pursue, as elderly inmates over a certain age are normally housed in special prisons that are really just nursing homes that  belong to the Department of Corrections, in most states.  So symbolically, she would be arrested and charged, and possibly convicted, but at the end of the day, we might just be saving her family from having to pay her nursing home costs.
 
2022-06-29 10:16:02 PM  

Klyukva: A warrant for the arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham - identified as "Mrs. Roy Bryant" on the document

It's weird how in olden times women didn't have names but were just "Mrs. Husband's Name."


Olden times, very near future...same difference.

#VoteBlue2022
 
2022-06-29 10:16:24 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Looks like most felonies don't have statute of limitations in Mississippi. It's going to be difficult proving it beyond a reasonable doubt after damn near 70 years.


At least see if she can survive 48 hours of questioning we make all other accused stand up to?
 
2022-06-29 10:17:26 PM  

winedrinkingman: TheGreatGazoo: Looks like most felonies don't have statute of limitations in Mississippi. It's going to be difficult proving it beyond a reasonable doubt after damn near 70 years.

Charge was for kidnapping not murder.  She assisted in Emmett Till's abduction, but was not present at his murder.  However, because her own criminal acts were a contribution to a larger criminal conspiracy that led to his death, she could, in theory be charged as a coconspirator in that death.

Given her age though, even convicted and serving time, it would be a more symbolic victory, though one the state should still pursue, as elderly inmates over a certain age are normally housed in special prisons that are really just nursing homes that  belong to the Department of Corrections, in most states.  So symbolically, she would be arrested and charged, and possibly convicted, but at the end of the day, we might just be saving her family from having to pay her nursing home costs.


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2022-06-29 10:18:02 PM  

winedrinkingman: TheGreatGazoo: Looks like most felonies don't have statute of limitations in Mississippi. It's going to be difficult proving it beyond a reasonable doubt after damn near 70 years.

Charge was for kidnapping not murder.  She assisted in Emmett Till's abduction, but was not present at his murder.  However, because her own criminal acts were a contribution to a larger criminal conspiracy that led to his death, she could, in theory be charged as a coconspirator in that death.

Given her age though, even convicted and serving time, it would be a more symbolic victory, though one the state should still pursue, as elderly inmates over a certain age are normally housed in special prisons that are really just nursing homes that  belong to the Department of Corrections, in most states.  So symbolically, she would be arrested and charged, and possibly convicted, but at the end of the day, we might just be saving her family from having to pay her nursing home costs.


Real justice is often a mixed bag you describe
 
2022-06-29 10:20:52 PM  

Klyukva: A warrant for the arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham - identified as "Mrs. Roy Bryant" on the document

It's weird how in olden times women didn't have names but were just "Mrs. Husband's Name."


Well, looks like those forms of address may be making a comeback, because Ofbryant is a bit too on the nose.
 
2022-06-29 10:22:08 PM  

winedrinkingman: TheGreatGazoo: Looks like most felonies don't have statute of limitations in Mississippi. It's going to be difficult proving it beyond a reasonable doubt after damn near 70 years.

Charge was for kidnapping not murder.  She assisted in Emmett Till's abduction, but was not present at his murder.  However, because her own criminal acts were a contribution to a larger criminal conspiracy that led to his death, she could, in theory be charged as a coconspirator in that death.

Given her age though, even convicted and serving time, it would be a more symbolic victory, though one the state should still pursue, as elderly inmates over a certain age are normally housed in special prisons that are really just nursing homes that  belong to the Department of Corrections, in most states.  So symbolically, she would be arrested and charged, and possibly convicted, but at the end of the day, we might just be saving her family from having to pay her nursing home costs.


Now as a woman I'm going to raise the obvious question here and say Did she participate of her own free will, or did her husband gently coerce her into identifying Till because no black man was going to whistle at his white woman while HE wore the pants in his house?

Women in the south back then had as many rights as their menfolk let them have, so...
 
2022-06-29 10:24:20 PM  
Fun fact: Arrest warrants would ahve expiration dates if they were printed on Kraft Singles cheese slices, with 8 oz. of milk in every writ.
 
2022-06-29 10:29:05 PM  

Klyukva: A warrant for the arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham - identified as "Mrs. Roy Bryant" on the document

It's weird how in olden times women didn't have names but were just "Mrs. Husband's Name."


Well, good news, we are going back to that.
 
2022-06-29 10:44:56 PM  
But he was accused of offending a white woman.
There are many, many threads where TF 'feminists' go on and on about how extrajudicial violence against any male accused or even rumored to have committed an offense against a woman is not only justified, but a moral imperative to get 'justice' because the police won't act on third party rumors.
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/IOW, according to certain 'Fark progressive' wypipo, lynching is actually super 'woke' now
 
2022-06-29 10:56:37 PM  

Dryad: But he was accused of offending a white woman.
There are many, many threads where TF 'feminists' go on and on about how extrajudicial violence against any male accused or even rumored to have committed an offense against a woman is not only justified, but a moral imperative to get 'justice' because the police won't act on third party rumors.
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/IOW, according to certain 'Fark progressive' wypipo, lynching is actually super 'woke' now


wypipo? Can I get that in English?
 
2022-06-29 11:15:50 PM  
The US really needs to rid itself of the position of sheriff. What a stupid, antiquated concept. It puts WAY too much power in the hands of one person.
 
2022-06-29 11:19:16 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: The US really needs to rid itself of the position of sheriff. What a stupid, antiquated concept. It puts WAY too much power in the hands of one person.


 🏆 🏆 🐔 🍽
 
2022-06-29 11:28:47 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Kind of depends what they're for.

Murder, no.
Assault, yes.


Once a warant's been issued, there is no statute of limitations. Unless the issuing judge placed an expiration date on it, the warrant's still valid.
 
2022-06-29 11:34:25 PM  

Sleeper_agent: Intrepid00: Ragin' Asian: It's like milk. Just taste it and find out.

Seriously, though. If 100 year old Nazi guards can be arrested, some racist old lady can be brought to justice too.

Yeah, but lucky for us the Nazi's were very helpful in hanging themselves by keeping such detailed records. In reality anyone that could shed light on this kept their mouth shut, died by now, and hopefully rotting in hell.

Except they didn't. The guys who were acquitted later admitted to the murder since they couldn't be tried again. Seems like there could still be a civil suit based on that though.


They'll take her double wide AND the redwood deck to pay the damages.

Seriously though, it was a long time ago, let her die peacefully. In prison.
 
2022-06-29 11:47:13 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Sleeper_agent: Intrepid00: Ragin' Asian: It's like milk. Just taste it and find out.

Seriously, though. If 100 year old Nazi guards can be arrested, some racist old lady can be brought to justice too.

Yeah, but lucky for us the Nazi's were very helpful in hanging themselves by keeping such detailed records. In reality anyone that could shed light on this kept their mouth shut, died by now, and hopefully rotting in hell.

Except they didn't. The guys who were acquitted later admitted to the murder since they couldn't be tried again. Seems like there could still be a civil suit based on that though.

They'll take her double wide AND the redwood deck to pay the damages.

Seriously though, it was a long time ago, let her die peacefully. In prison.


If she was a willing participant. What if her loving husband beat a confession out of her?
 
2022-06-30 12:42:12 AM  

fsbilly: They don't where I live.

Took me less than 5 minutes to find her current address. Should I call Dog the Bounty Hunter?


Woof!
 
2022-06-30 12:55:12 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: make me some tea: Systemic racism right there.

Well except for the fact that they actually  issued an arrest warrant for her.


It wasn't served to her, and she wasn't brought to justice.
 
2022-06-30 1:04:43 AM  

fsbilly: They don't where I live.

Took me less than 5 minutes to find her current address. Should I call Dog the Bounty Hunter?


No, fark that guy. He might be on her side...

https://www.tmz.com/2021/09/01/dog-the-bounty-hunter-says-he-gets-pass-use-n-word/
 
2022-06-30 1:16:47 AM  
Arrest that scum!
 
2022-06-30 1:51:33 AM  
If we can try bookkeepers for concentration camps we can hang this woman as an example
 
2022-06-30 1:52:52 AM  
FTFA: Arrest warrants can "go stale" due to the passage of time and changing circumstances, and one from 1955 almost certainly wouldn't pass muster before a court, even if a sheriff agreed to serve it

A rare headline where the answer in the article is 'yes'
 
2022-06-30 2:03:24 AM  

Gyrfalcon: winedrinkingman: TheGreatGazoo: Looks like most felonies don't have statute of limitations in Mississippi. It's going to be difficult proving it beyond a reasonable doubt after damn near 70 years.

Charge was for kidnapping not murder.  She assisted in Emmett Till's abduction, but was not present at his murder.  However, because her own criminal acts were a contribution to a larger criminal conspiracy that led to his death, she could, in theory be charged as a coconspirator in that death.

Given her age though, even convicted and serving time, it would be a more symbolic victory, though one the state should still pursue, as elderly inmates over a certain age are normally housed in special prisons that are really just nursing homes that  belong to the Department of Corrections, in most states.  So symbolically, she would be arrested and charged, and possibly convicted, but at the end of the day, we might just be saving her family from having to pay her nursing home costs.

Now as a woman I'm going to raise the obvious question here and say Did she participate of her own free will, or did her husband gently coerce her into identifying Till because no black man was going to whistle at his white woman while HE wore the pants in his house?

Women in the south back then had as many rights as their menfolk let them have, so...


Damn. And all this time I thought you were male.
 
2022-06-30 2:05:40 AM  

mcmnky: Dryad: But he was accused of offending a white woman.
There are many, many threads where TF 'feminists' go on and on about how extrajudicial violence against any male accused or even rumored to have committed an offense against a woman is not only justified, but a moral imperative to get 'justice' because the police won't act on third party rumors.
-
/IOW, according to certain 'Fark progressive' wypipo, lynching is actually super 'woke' now

wypipo? Can I get that in English?


Caucasian people.
 
2022-06-30 2:46:48 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Kind of depends what they're for.

Murder, no.
Assault, yes.


If it's a warrant from an indictment there is no statute of limitations.
 
2022-06-30 3:05:04 AM  

waxbeans: winedrinkingman: TheGreatGazoo: Looks like most felonies don't have statute of limitations in Mississippi. It's going to be difficult proving it beyond a reasonable doubt after damn near 70 years.

Charge was for kidnapping not murder.  She assisted in Emmett Till's abduction, but was not present at his murder.  However, because her own criminal acts were a contribution to a larger criminal conspiracy that led to his death, she could, in theory be charged as a coconspirator in that death.

Given her age though, even convicted and serving time, it would be a more symbolic victory, though one the state should still pursue, as elderly inmates over a certain age are normally housed in special prisons that are really just nursing homes that  belong to the Department of Corrections, in most states.  So symbolically, she would be arrested and charged, and possibly convicted, but at the end of the day, we might just be saving her family from having to pay her nursing home costs.

Real justice is often a mixed bag you describe


Perhaps we should define justice more broadly. As the facts of the case are still in dispute and Carolyn Bryant Donham has not, as far as I can find, done anything to atone for her choices then we can surmise that she and her family are likely still very racist. Even the public debate of arresting her should bring fresh awareness to a new generation of how terrible the Jim Crow south was and create ongoing shame and misery for her and any family member who fails to renounce racism.
 
2022-06-30 4:37:32 AM  
"The arrest warrant against Donham was publicized at the time, but the Leflore County sheriff told reporters he did not want to "bother" the woman since she had two young children to care for."
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2022-06-30 8:43:02 AM  

Gyrfalcon: thealgorerhythm: Sleeper_agent: Intrepid00: Ragin' Asian: It's like milk. Just taste it and find out.

Seriously, though. If 100 year old Nazi guards can be arrested, some racist old lady can be brought to justice too.

Yeah, but lucky for us the Nazi's were very helpful in hanging themselves by keeping such detailed records. In reality anyone that could shed light on this kept their mouth shut, died by now, and hopefully rotting in hell.

Except they didn't. The guys who were acquitted later admitted to the murder since they couldn't be tried again. Seems like there could still be a civil suit based on that though.

They'll take her double wide AND the redwood deck to pay the damages.

Seriously though, it was a long time ago, let her die peacefully. In prison.

If she was a willing participant. What if her loving husband beat a confession out of her?


Sounds like a great argument to make before a judge.
 
2022-06-30 12:37:53 PM  

Intrepid00: While it would be pretty cool I don't think it is going to pass a court review.

Evidence indicates a woman, possibly Donham, identified Till to the men who later killed him. The arrest warrant against Donham was publicized at the time, but the Leflore County sheriff told reporters he did not want to "bother" the woman since she had two young children to care for.

General Sherman should have kept going.


She needs to be arrested and put on trial for at least accessory to murder, and the Leflore County sheriff needs to be charged with dereliction of duty at minimum.
 
2022-06-30 2:37:03 PM  
Good luck digging her up.
 
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