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breaking texas has executed john william king a white supremacist who orchestrated the 1998 dragging death of
BREAKING: Texas has executed John William King, a white supremacist who orchestrated the 1998 dragging death of James Byrd Jr., one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history.
Chris Geidner
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texas is scheduled to execute john william king tonight for the 1998 killing of james byrd jr if the execution
Texas is scheduled to execute John William King tonight for the 1998 killing of James Byrd Jr. If the execution proceeds, it would be the third Texas execution in 2019 and the fourth in the US this year.
Hillary Clinton
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matthews parents judy and dennis lobbied hard for the matthew shepard amp james byrd jr hate crimes prevention
Matthew’s parents, Judy and Dennis, lobbied hard for the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act. They knew it wouldn't bring their son back, but they wanted other LGBT people to have that protection and justice. May their example inspire us all in these times.
NBC News
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@NBCNews 4 weeks
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racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in recent us history is set to be executed wednes
Racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in recent US history is set to be executed Wednesday for murder of James Byrd Jr. in 1998.
CNN
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a man who helped carry out the dragging death of james byrd jr one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern
A man who helped carry out the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. -- one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern American history -- has been executed by injection in a Texas prison
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@MSNBC 3 weeks
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breaking racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in recent us history has been executed i
BREAKING: Racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in recent US history has been executed in Texas for the murder of James Byrd Jr. in 1998.
Nancy Pelosi
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as we mark 9 years since the passage of the matthew shepard and james byrd jr hate crimes prevention act we re
As we mark 9 years since the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, we recommit ourselves to standing against the Trump Admin’s discriminatory efforts to ignore & erase our LGBTQ brothers & sisters.
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@ajplus 4 weeks
a white man who killed james byrd jr in 1998 in one of the most violent hate crimes in modern us history will
A white man who killed James Byrd Jr. in 1998 in one of the most violent hate crimes in modern U.S. history will be executed this week.

John William King and 2 others tied Byrd to the back of a truck and dragged him for 3 miles. King is the 2nd to be executed for the murder.
Democracy Now!
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the shocking crime sent shockwaves throughout the us and led to the passage of state and federal hate crimes l
The shocking crime sent shockwaves throughout the U.S. and led to the passage of state and federal hate crimes laws, including the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009. 3/5
Democracy Now!
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some time after 6 pm local time tonight the state of texas will execute white supremacist john william king by
Some time after 6 p.m. local time tonight, the state of Texas will execute white supremacist John William King by lethal injection for orchestrating the 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr. — one of the most shocking hate crimes in American history. 1/5
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