LYNCHING: Different

Something new in the history of Georgia was brought about last week when Major Brown, white, pleaded guilty as the leader of the lynching party which dragged Dave Wright, white, out of jail in August and killed him.* Eight other members of the party followed Major Brown's precedent by also pleading guilty. Thereupon, Judge Harry Reed of Douglas, Ga., sentenced Major Brown to life imprisonment and his companions to terms of from four to twenty years. Thus, Georgia had punished lynchers within 90 days of the lynching. Georgians were justly proud of...

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