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Jasper Texas

On June 7, 1998 James Byrd, Jr. was murdered by three white men in Jasper, Texas.He was dragged behind a pickup truck and his body dumped in front of a local black cemetery. The crime led to passage of state and federal hate crimes laws. Lawrence Brewer was executed for the murder on September 21, 2011 and John King remains on death row while appeals are pending. Shawn Berry was sentenced to life imprisonment. #TodayInBlackHistory

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Alfred and Lauren Wright and their intershade children enrage Jasper Texas racist sheriff Maddox and his friends who lynch him and then cover up his murder in 2013! They call a cut throat, missing eyes, ears, tongue, teeth and a slit throat accidental death after calling off the search saying he ran off. The police went so far as to post on Lauren's face book page: "He's laid up droning cold beer watching football some place warm!" Eric Holder has reopened the investigation!

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Alfred Wright's body was found by the Jasper Texas community after law enforcement had called off their search. He enjoyed an intershade marriage and was lynched for it in November 2013. His body once found was called accidental death not a murder! Remember Jasper, #RobertByrd was killed by truck dragging in 1998.

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Alfred and Lauren Wright enrage Jasper Texas racist sheriff Maddox and his friends who lynch him and then cover up his murder in 2013! They call a cut throat, missing eyes, ears, tongue, teeth and a slit throat accidental death after calling off the search saying he ran off. The police went so far as to post on Lauren's face book page: "He's laid up droning cold beer watching football some place warm!"

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On June 7, 1998 James Byrd was killed in Jasper TX when he was picked up while hitch-hiking by Shawn Berry, Lawrence Brewer (pictured), and John King. He was beaten and chained behind their pick-up truck and dragged for three miles. Brewer was executed in September 2011; King is currently on death row and Berry is serving life without parole. #TodayInBlackHistory

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Blue Hole. Lufkin, Texas @LBDujour

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from eHow

Gem-Hunting Vacations in Texas

Texas provides many opportunities for gem and mineral hunting. According to Texas Road Runners Rock and Mineral Hunting Guide, agate, marble, fossils, flint, selenite, jasper, petrified wood, granite and petrified palm wood are commonly found in Texas.

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#faceofracismin2014 Sheriff Tom Maddux called off the search for Alfred Wright, a lynched Jasper Texas man in 4 days, he was found in 13. Once found, he called death accidental, instead of a lynching based off of his missing teeth, tongue, eyeballs, ear, throat slit, wearing underpants only. Then Sheriff did not extend condolences to the family. Eric Holder has reopened the investigation. Remember Jasper Texas? #RobertByrd 1998.

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