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RandySF

(61,532 posts)
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:22 AM Feb 2014

Black Man in Jasper, Texas Found With Cut Throat And Missing Ear - Ruled ‘Accidental Overdose`.

Alfred Wright was a 28-year-old physical therapist, a “man of great faith,” and father of three sons. He grew up in Jasper, Texas along with four siblings, and a father who was both the town’s pastor and gym teacher. Friends described him as ambitious, clean-living, hard-working, fun-loving, brilliant and a wonderful father. He went missing for 18 days. He was found by volunteers and his father, stripped down to his shorts and one sock, with his throat cleanly slit and one ear missing.

he police recorded the cause of death as “accidental drug overdose.”

Alfred Wright was also a black man married to a pretty white woman…in small-town Texas.

Alfred’s truck broke down in a package store parking while he was on his way to see a patient. He called his wife Lauren, who called her parents; by the time they got there, he was gone. Lauren attempted to call him back, but all she heard when he picked up the phone was heavy breathing. The store clerk, who remembers Wright because he was dressed in scrubs, said he saw him tuck his phone into his sock (where it was later found) and take off jogging “of his own free will.”

Four days later, the Sherriff’s department called off the search for Alfred, saying they had “exhausted all of their resources.” His wife and family maintained that there was no way he’d just take off into the woods for no reason, especially in a town as racially tense as Jasper. Doubtless, they had in mind another incident that had taken place in 1998 about 45 minutes away, when a black man by the name of James Byrd was abducted, dragged behind a pickup, chopped to pieces and left in the Jasper cemetery — by three white men.

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/02/black-man-found-cut-throat-and-missing-ear

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Black Man in Jasper, Texas Found With Cut Throat And Missing Ear - Ruled ‘Accidental Overdose`. (Original Post) RandySF Feb 2014 OP
I hope his wife can sue the hell out of the county coroner's office. dixiegrrrrl Feb 2014 #1
Injustice. Rex Feb 2014 #2
This case should be taken over by the Feds. I wouldn't trust those police with sabrina 1 Feb 2014 #3
Honest Officer lapfog_1 Feb 2014 #4
Another racially motivated murder. Who do the authorities think they're kidding? freshwest Feb 2014 #5
Jasper is a wicked place. RandySF Feb 2014 #6
Known about Jasper and its environs for years. Even saw a 'sunset' billboard passing through. freshwest Feb 2014 #10
The KKK is still very active in that part of Texas Gothmog Feb 2014 #7
Thank you for this info, I will stay out of that area uponit7771 Feb 2014 #11
WTF? Nye Bevan Feb 2014 #8
Who performed the autopsy because this conclusion arthritisR_US Feb 2014 #9

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
3. This case should be taken over by the Feds. I wouldn't trust those police with
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:28 AM
Feb 2014

this for a second. The fact that they are making this ridiculous claim in light of the evidence, makes me wonder about THEM.

So terrible sad for his wife and children, brothers, parents, inlaws and I hope that it will get national attention so those morons don't get to sweep it under the rug as apparently they thought they could do.

lapfog_1

(29,314 posts)
4. Honest Officer
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:29 AM
Feb 2014

That black man ran into my sword over and over again...




See ya Saturday at the Kla... er... the special meeting.

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
5. Another racially motivated murder. Who do the authorities think they're kidding?
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:33 AM
Feb 2014

I'd say RIP to him and send condolences to his family, but what peace can come of this?

Too many of the best are hated for their light which this world needs so much.



freshwest

(53,661 posts)
10. Known about Jasper and its environs for years. Even saw a 'sunset' billboard passing through.
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 03:21 PM
Feb 2014

Remarked on it to some fresh faced young white guys at my work, who'd moved away to the big city and weren't going to go back. They couldn't find enough bad things to say and called it 'the armpit of Texas.'

Gothmog

(147,389 posts)
7. The KKK is still very active in that part of Texas
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 02:09 PM
Feb 2014

Jasper has a history of these types of incidents

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