In the wake of the previous post, I found this post while researching a link for the term “post-racial”. I cannot type anything else to say…it’s heartbreaking and wrong!
Pam’s House Of Blend
We must weep at how the sickness of hate still flows freely. How can we, as human beings, do such things to one another?
The shooting death of a black man whose body was dragged for several miles is being investigated as a possible hate crime after the arrest of a white man he worked with, South Carolina’s state police chief said.
Gregory Collins, 19, is charged with murder and made his first court appearance Thursday. No bond was set and he did not yet have an attorney, Newberry County Magistrate Ron Halfacre said.
…Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said Collins and Hill spent most of Tuesday together and were at Collins’ mobile home late Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning when Hill was shot.
…The tree-lined road along which authorities say Hill’s body was dragged for nearly 11 miles winds through hilly areas before opening up into gated properties of large country homes interspersed with older farmhouses. On Thursday, a foot-wide dark stain was visible in the right hand lane of the asphalt roadway, a mark authorities planned to wash away later in the afternoon.
Foster said Collins then attached a nylon rope around Hill’s body and began dragging it behind his truck, apparently until the rope snapped several miles later.
I just don’t know what to say. There was this tidbit that will need further investigation.
Hill and Collins worked together at a chicken processing plant in Newberry County, Lloyd said. Neither man had a serious criminal record. There was some other evidence that linked the men that [State Law Enforcement Division director Reggie] Lloyd did not want to discuss.
Matt Comer at QNotes has more.
Lloyd was not readily available for comment, but Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster told quotes there was no evidence indicating a romantic or sexual relationship between the men. Foster said the two men were acquaintances and worked together. Collins and Hill had spent most of the day and evening together at Collins’ home on Tuesday and into early Wednesday morning.
MSNBC – SC police: Black man shot to death, body dragged