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CBC Chairman Statement on DOJ Decision to Reopen Emmett Till Investigation

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Washington, July 12, 2018 | comments

Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the Department of Justice’s decision to reopen the investigation into the death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy who was lynched in Money, Mississippi in 1955. 

“The men who killed Emmett Till confessed years ago and, if reports are true, the woman whose lie led to Till’s killing recently confessed that she lied. Justice for the Till family has been delayed, but it should not be denied. I don’t care if the living perpetrators of this crime are 80 or 180, they should get the harshest punishment possible for lynching a 14-year-old boy.”

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