SEQUELS: Atrocious & Diabolical

Up before an all-white male jury in Circuit Judge Alta L. King's Birmingham courtroom last week: Bart A. Floyd, 31, second Ku Klux Klansman to stand trial for castrating a Negro in a deserted Alabama shack last September. The verdict: guilty of mayhem. The sentence, the same administered a fortnight earlier to one of Floyd's partners in crime: 20 years' imprisonment, the maximum sentence under Alabama law. "The sentence," said the Alabama-born Judge King, "is not nearly commensurate with the crime. You have disrupted the friendly relations between the races. You have drawn the attention of the entire world....

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