I was there at the time this riot was going on. these people were guilty as sin.I drove thru part of the city and got rocks and bottles thrown at my car, I never did any thing to these people, I think good ole bev should pardon Blanch taylor moore also. no one saw her actually put any thing on food or in a drink. so maybe shes innocent. I'am sure she could use some extra cash. because thats what is going to happen. Bigging
What is the point of our legal system?I thought South Africa was the world gauge for racism.It has become as bad if not worse in the last while here in the States.Decisions like this are helping the slide into chaos.
I'm very happy that these wrongfully convicted people will get this tiny token that still does not eradicate the damage inflicted on them since they were young teenagers by a system that is known to be woefully flawed and a prosecutor who was biased and abused the system because of his racial prejudices. Thanks to the Wilmington Journal and Cash Michaels, Larry Thomas and others for the exposition of these facts. It's troublesome that even with so much evidence of wrongful convictions by our judicial system, so many continue to turn a blind eye to that history and won't accept the facts that are so blatant. Good for you, Perdue...
She needs to keep her nose out of it. She wasn't even around when it happened. All she is doing is opening up everything for a lawsuit
I grew up in Virginia, and my father was transferred here when all the Wilmington 10 violence was occurring. I recall vividly when I told my 5th grade teacher that we would be moving to Wilmington, N.C.. She was flabergasted and said, "Oh my, is that where the Wilmington 10 is??" I was clueless at that time, and she explained to me that it was a group of people creating violence and burning stores and churches. She was Viola G. Morgan, and an afro-american teacher. I also asked my parents about it, which then required them to explain racial tensions to me. I do not agree with the pardon at all. Violence of any kind, racial tensions or otherwise should never be pardoned.
Guilty decision was set aside on a technicality. I was part of the National Guard force during that mess. They were ultimately tied to the deeds, tried, found guilty. Its a shame that people in high places have no guts. Maybe she plans to run for another office. Won't get my vote.
I guess that this is just another example of if you are black and wait long enough and make enough noise you will get what you want no matter whether you're guilty or not...
Imagine what would happen if "crackers" rioted and burned black businesses and rioted!!!!
White People would be executed with out a doubt.
Do you mean like the execution of Joshua Proutey by the sub-human trash you call relatives?