CIVIL RIGHTS: To the Roots

CIVIL RIGHTS To the Roots Attorney General William P. Rogers, heavily occupied with civil rights legalisms during his two-year tenure, last week angrily tongue-lashed the Mississippi grand jury that ignored evidence uncovered by the FBI after the lynching of Mack Charles Parker last April (TIME, Nov. 16). The grand-jury performance, said he, "was as flagrant and calculated a miscarriage of justice as I know of." The grand jury's failure to return indictments for the Negro's murder showed the need for a new federal "criminal statute" to protect civil rights. "The nation will...

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