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Disturbing Photo of Lynching at Popular Restaraunt

Yet another one for clueless (and/or racist) white folks who flunked morality training.

One – this is a public restaurant. I really don’t want my children exposed to something as grotesque as a hanging. Goes along with why pictures of dead bodies aren’t on the kiddies flash card set.

Two – The subject in this picture was a black man. The hanging was in Texas in 1895…’Nuf said. We well know about the slim to no connection between a black man committing a crime and actually having done a crime in Texas in the late 19th Century.

One would sincerely hope that this item isn’t on the list of franchise decor distributed to all of Joe’s Crab Shack franchisees. Regardless of the racial connotations, whomever placed such in a Family Restaurant ought to be standing at the end of a long long unemployment line about now.

This photo of a black man’s public hanging decorated a Joe’s Crab Shack table

Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen said they went to Joe’s Crab Shack in Roseville, Minn., on Wednesday night for a friend’s early birthday dinner when they looked down at their table and saw it: a photograph, embedded inside of the table, depicting the public hanging of a black man.

“It had a cartoon character saying, ‘All I said was “I didn’t like the gumbo,’” in a joking manner,” Williams said at a news conference Thursday.

“I’m appalled,” Allen said at the news conference, organized by the Minneapolis NAACP. “I don’t understand why they think this is some kind of joke, the trauma we endured on our black body.”

Williams snapped a photo of the image titled “Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas on April 12, 1895″ and contacted the Minneapolis chapter of the civil rights organization.

Ignite Restaurant Group, Joe’s Crab Shack’s parent company, has since apologized for what it described as an offensive photo.

“We take this matter very seriously, and the photo in question was immediately removed,” Ignite Chief Operating Officer David Catalano said in a statement, KARE reported. “We sincerely apologize to our guests who were disturbed by the image, and we look forward to continuing to serve the Roseville community.”

While pleased that the photo was removed from the Roseville restaurant, Minneapolis NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds said in an interview Friday that “there are broader concerns about whether that type of racist decor exists in other Joe’s Crab Shack locations.”

“We have not seen a commitment from Ignite Restaurant Group that they will examine the decor in all of its restaurants and remove racist material,” Levy-Pounds told The Washington Post.

Williams and Allen alerted the Roseville manager of the photo soon after they saw it.

“He was apologetic and understanding,” Williams said. But the pair already felt “sick, confused,” and left the restaurant.

The scene depicted in the Joe’s Crab Shack table was the public hanging of Richard Burleson, a black man, who was convicted of murdering J.G. McKinnon, a white man.


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Posted by on March 11, 2016 in Domestic terrorism


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Hang ‘Em High! Republicans and Sedition

Yeah – I think this would be fitting…Line up all 200 or so Tea Baggers… And treat them as the traitors they are. Petition Calls For Arrest Of Republican Leaders For Sedition

The 16-day shutdown of the federal government has finally come to an end, but many Americans are still furious about what they perceive as a GOP-sponsored gambit to defund the Affordable Care Act.

One outlet for that fury is a petition from the progressive that calls for the U.S. Department of Justice to arrest and try Republican leaders, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) and House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio), for “the crime of seditious conspiracy against the United States of America.”

The petition argues that “the House GOP leadership’s use of the Hastert Rule and H. Res 368 to shut down the government and threaten the US economy with default is an attempt to extort the United States government into altering or abolishing the Affordable Care Act, and thus, is self-evidently a seditious conspiracy.” (The U.S. Codedefines “seditious conspiracy” in part as any conspiracy “to oppose by force the authority [of the U.S. government], or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States.”)

With more than 21,000 signatures to date, the petition reflects a wider revulsion over the government’s costly political meltdown — which, among other consequences, resulted in furloughs for 800,000 federal workers, the shuttering of some Head Start programs, the suspension of federal health and safety inspections, and the loss of $24 billion in economic activity.

At the end of the standoff, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was among those still angered by the shutdown, although not so angry as to accuse anyone of being an enemy of the state.

“I’m glad that the government shutdown has ended, and I’m relieved that we didn’t default on our debt. But I want to be clear: I am NOT celebrating tonight,” the senator wrote in an email Wednesday night. “So I’m relieved, but I’m also pretty angry.”


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More Information On Lynching In Kentucky

Maddow breaks additional evidence in the case of a Census worker found lynched in Kentucky –

The pregnant elephant of a question here is whether this man’s killing had anything to do with the right-wing crazies that have been enticed out of the woodwork by the Republicans Party and their propaganda outlet, Faux News. We have a similar circumstance in 1994 with the Murrah bombing by Timothy McVeigh in Oklahoma, fueled and abetted by the over the top hate Americans rhetoric of the very same right wing outlets and propagandists.

None dare call it… Treason.

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Posted by on September 29, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life


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Faux News Anti Goverment Rhetoric Bears Fruit? A Lynching in Kentucky

This breaking story about a Census worker found hanged with the word FED on his chest –

Looks like all that ranting and raving by certain media talking heads may be having some consequences.

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Posted by on September 24, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life


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