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Roy Veal lynched in mississippi- Police claim it's suicide

On april 28th the mississippi bureau of investigation ruled that Roy Veal's death was a suicide.
Lynching

Friday, April 23, 2004 · Last updated 8:11 p.m. PT

Washington man found hanging from tree

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WOODVILLE, Miss.—Family members say a man found Friday hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi had returned home to fight for his family's land.

The body of 55-year-old Roy Veal was discovered in Wilkinson County, relatives said.

Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, said the body was discovered about midday in a wooded area of the county near Woodville. Authorities declined to identify the man pending notification of relatives.

But Doris Gordon, a Woodville native now living in San Francisco, said the victim was her brother, Roy Veal of Washington state. Thelma Veal, the man's mother, also confirmed the identity.
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"They found my brother hanging from a tree with a hood over his head and some papers burned at his feet," Gordon said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from San Francisco. "It's awful. We don't know who did it."

Oliver James, 72, one of the men who led authorities to Veal's body, said there appeared to be a blue-flowered cover over Veal's head. James said one of the investigators said it appeared to be a pillow case. James also said Veal's truck was parked about 50 feet away.

Gordon, who said she would be returning to Woodville as soon as possible, said her brother had returned to the family home in Wilkinson County "to help with a lawsuit pending against our family."

"There are people trying to take part of our land because they apparently think there is oil on the land," she said.

Strain said the Highway Patrol's Bureau of Investigation was looking into the death.

County Coroner Travis Sharp said he had not been contacted; the sheriff's department declined any comment.

FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden said agents were available if needed but at this point the investigation was being handled by local authorities.

Officials at the chancery clerk's office in Woodville said a lawsuit pending in chancery court names several members of the Thelma Veal family, including Doris Gordon and apparently Roy Veal, as defendants.

Chancery Clerk Thomas Tolliver Jr., said the case involved title to land in the county and damages.

Thelma Veal said the lawsuit sought portions of land owned by her late husband and his brothers. She said her son had obtained a map of the property and was collecting documents to prove the family owned the land.

"Now they have found my son hung back there on a tree," said Thelma Veal, 79.

She said her husband owned more than 40 acres in the area southwest of Woodville and that it was being sought because it might have oil deposits.

There is oil production in that area of the state.

"My husband's daddy bought this land in 1926 and I've been here ever since I was 18," she said. "It's our land."

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FYI

A brother named Roy Veal, just got lynched in Mississippi on Friday. He was the cousin of one of my best friends. Roy lived in Seattle and had gone to Mississippi to help his family secure their property that a white man was trying to take from them (oil was found on the land). Please circulate this article to your list, to people you know who have list and the media. This needs national and international media coverage ASAP. Roy was a Vietnam vet who survived Vietnam only to come home and be lynched in Mississippi. He was found hanging from a Mississippi tree on Friday morning. For more information people can call the Sheriff Pip Jackson, of the Wilkerson county Mississippi Sheriff's office. The sheriff is black. His number is: 601 888-3511. They are not giving up much information but should still be flooded with calls demanding a federal investigation.THEY ARE STILL LYCHING US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEMAND A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CALL THE PRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS IS A 2004 VARIATION OF THE 1955 EMMETT TILL STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SPREAD THE WORD,

Dr. Jewel Loretta Crawford

It probably was suicide 20.May.2004 11:03

Yokker

If you read up on it, it does seem that it probably was suicide, at least to me. This article kind of gives one the impression that some good ol' boy sherriff is running the show or something when infact the sheriff who came to this conclusion is black.

Here's an excerpt from another article:

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'"Once I do announce the findings, they will be the first ones [to know]," said Jackson, adding that the disputed land doesn't have any oil.'

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'Jackson said residents of the predominantly black town have not let the incident cause a rift between the races.

"Things are normal here. To be honest, I haven't been approached or received a phone call from a local person yet," said Jackson. "Not that they are not concerned, but everybody knows. That I am going to do my job. And I am an African-American so if there is a lynching, don't you think I want to find out who did it? Because I might be next, or my family members.'
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'Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi State Chapter of the NAACP, said his organization is confident that Jackson will "conduct a thorough investigation."'

 link to www.mississippilink.com
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Sounds like the guy was suicidal to me. Hope that it doesn't sadden that he wasn't lynched.

oil, lynching (not suicide) and land 20.May.2004 11:38

moth

why would an African sheriff conclude suicide when an African man is found hanging from a tree after a long drawn out battle with a European man over land that is very likely to contain oil?

-avoiding a potentially messy racial conflict that could cause more disturbance in the small communities of Wilkinson county..

-possible collaboration with the European man who wanted the land for oil drilling. Think that African people in positions of authority won't sell out their own people? Ever heard of Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice?

When the US military is willing to kill countless Iraqi children, women and civilian men so that the petrochemical corporation colonialists can continue the crude oil drilling unimpeded by indigenous Iraqi Arab opposition..

When the possibility of a US invasion of Venezuala and already attempted overthrow of the Hugo Chavez popularly elected government by CIA so that US can have more control over Venezualan crude oil exports leaving del Mar de Caribe (why is US military in Haiti after CIA/FRAPH orchestrated coup?)

When a European businessman in Wilkinson county Mississippi is challenged by an African over oil containing land ownership, and people begin to find out that the land was taken by the European businessman via deceit, is it really unlikely that making a murder of the African man look like suicide would happen here?

Take the race factor out and you still have people killing over land and oil. Add in the racial factor and it becomes similar to the US military killing Iraqi Arabs for their oil..

America is more dependent on petroleum than most people think. Plastics, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, gasoline, diesel, etc. all depends on crude oil as a base product. Since we are burning oil as a rapid rate like never before, the remaining crude oil underground is the subject of war and murder, even in Mississippi..

the website has data on oil wells in MS, just type in Wilkinson county (2000+ wells) and compare with other counties like Choctaw (8 wells)..

would be interesting to find out more info on the businessman who wanted the land so badly that he was willing to hang another human being..


Sounds like paranoid hysteria to me 20.May.2004 12:59

Yokker

Uh yeah, I seriously doubt the reason the sheriff found that his death was a suicide was because he's trying to avoid racial tensions in his community. I also seriously doubt he's in cahoots with a 'European' to snag dollars and oil from the mans family. That's all just wild speculation. I suppose we're to believe the the NAACP is in cahoots with the 'European' or just trying to avoid racial tensions as well.

Like the Sheriff said himself, he's only recieved phone calls from people out of state on the matter( 300 calls ), due to the email that's going around saying that this man was lynched. The people in his predominately black community don't seem to concerned abouth their sheriffs ability to handle the matter either. In other words, they don't believe the man was lynched. Sounds like the man also had notebooks filled with thoughts of suicide. His car was found nearby, he drove himself there. The autopsy showed he had no been beaten up or anything like that.

Trying to tie this all in with Iraq or Venezuela is pretty absurd if you ask me. It almost sounds like some people WISH he was lynched. It sounds like you wish he was lynched for your on selfish reasons too; so you have something you can grasp onto and whine about. The fact is, you are wishing this man was murdered rather than face the facts that he committed suicide.

Sorry.

The face of an evil greedy sheriff thats in cahoots with the 'Europeans' 20.May.2004 13:02

Yokker

Look at him, you can tell just by looking at him that he probably was there when it happened!
Evil Greedy Sheriff Redinald Jackson
Evil Greedy Sheriff Redinald Jackson

Mississippi Sounds a lot like Portland 20.May.2004 14:03

jimmy

There is a black Chief here who refuses to properly investigate the deaths of unarmed black people. Sounds like the the sheriff in Mississippi takes the same stance - don't prosecute those white people who kill black people - that might just mean you won't have a job anymore.

No, there's no reason t'all for a black uncle Tom or house nigger law enforcement officer to want to avoid a race riot. None at all.

petroleum dependency 20.May.2004 14:53

moth

Yokker said;

"Trying to tie this all in with Iraq or Venezuela is pretty absurd if you ask me. It almost sounds like some people WISH he was lynched. It sounds like you wish he was lynched for your on selfish reasons too; so you have something you can grasp onto and whine about. The fact is, you are wishing this man was murdered rather than face the facts that he committed suicide.

Sorry."

A man was discovered dead. What i wish is irrelevent. What Roy Veal's family is saying about him is. People who knew Roy well say that he did not commit suicide, i tend to believe them more than a law enforcement official..

Petroleum dependency is an issue that leads to military occupation of Iraq and also the CIA coup of Venezuala last year. Both are examples of how desperate the US is in maintaining the petroleum based economy. Without cheap crude oil, the economy would collapse. Therefore the US gov is willing to wage war so petroleum corporations can have their crude oil. Wilkinson county Mississippi is just another place on Earth that has some level of underground crude oil deposits. If someone there is desperate enough, they will go to the extreme (murder looking like suicide) to get their crude oil, just like the people who send soldiers to Iraq to murder children and Iraqi civilians..

Yokker, you have nothing to be sorry about. You refuse to look at the global petroleum patterns like so many other Americans, that isn't your fault. You are taught by corporate media to reject any possible connection between world events, and anyone who does is labeled a "conspiracy theorist" like it is totally impossible for people in positions of power to work together at times for a shared interest..

It is essential for continued US imperialism that Roy's death be considered a suicide, otherwise things may get kinda hot down in old Miss..

Paranoid and delusional 20.May.2004 15:09

Yokker

"Sounds like the the sheriff in Mississippi takes the same stance - don't prosecute those white people who kill black people"

Right, except you're talking about white cops who kill black people, not white people lynching blacks for land with the help of the black sheriff (who they of course have the power to fire at any moment according to you). When white cops kill black people the community gets riled up, and rightly so. Why do you think it is that the sheriff only recieves calls about this from out of state? Why is it that nobody in his community seems concerned about a lynching? Must be because they're all soooo scared of racial tensions and being lynched themselves! Yeah, right...

"...that might just mean you won't have a job anymore. "

Shit moron, did you even bother to check and see that the man was elected to the position of sheriff? Ah, I see whitey must be stuffin the sheriffs ballot box in a scheme to get the black mans oil rich land, and next time 'round, they wont stuff it for him! Heaven forbid a black man be elected sheriff without a group of evil white people lurking in the background.

suicide? with a pillowcase on his head? 20.May.2004 18:18

repost

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Ex-Washington man found hanging in tree
He had returned to Mississippi to fight for family's land

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WOODVILLE, Miss. -- Family members say a man found yesterday hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi had returned home to fight for his family's land.

The body of 55-year-old Roy Veal, originally from Washington state, was discovered in Wilkinson County, relatives said.

Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, said the body was discovered about midday in a wooded area of the county near Woodville.

Authorities declined to identify the man pending notification of relatives.

But Doris Gordon, a Woodville native now living in San Francisco, said the victim was her brother, Roy Veal of Washington state. Thelma Veal, the man's mother, also confirmed the identity.

"They found my brother hanging from a tree with a hood over his head and some papers burned at his feet," Gordon said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from San Francisco. "It's awful. We don't know who did it."

Oliver James, 72, one of the men who led authorities to Veal's body, said there appeared to be a blue-flowered cover over Veal's head. James said one of the investigators said it appeared to be a pillow case. James also said Veal's truck was parked about 50 feet away.

Gordon, who said she would be returning to Woodville as soon as possible, said her brother had returned to the family home in Wilkinson County "to help with a lawsuit pending against our family."

"There are people trying to take part of our land because they apparently think there is oil on the land," she said.





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Strain said the Highway Patrol's Bureau of Investigation was looking into the death.

County Coroner Travis Sharp said he had not been contacted; the Sheriff's Department declined any comment.

FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden said agents were available if needed but at this point the investigation was being handled by local authorities.

Officials at the chancery clerk's office in Woodville said a lawsuit pending in chancery court names several members of the Thelma Veal family, including Doris Gordon and apparently Roy Veal, as defendants.

Chancery Clerk Thomas Tolliver Jr., said the case involved title to land in the county and damages.

Thelma Veal said the lawsuit sought portions of land owned by her late husband and his brothers.

She said her son had obtained a map of the property and was collecting documents to prove the family owned the land.

"Now they have found my son hung back there on a tree," said Thelma Veal, 79.

She said her husband owned more than 40 acres in the area southwest of Woodville and that it was being sought because it might have oil deposits.

There is oil production in that area of the state.

"My husband's daddy bought this land in 1926, and I've been here ever since I was 18," she said. "It's our land."

frustrated.. 20.May.2004 19:09

!heckno!

I've read reports where the police officer mentioned seemed to welcome an independant investigation of the matter. I have no blanker degree of "love" for cops. I can also see that a cop would want to keep this story local and end this investigation quickly. Redinald Jackson say's that people get along in his town. The trouble is whoever killed Roy Veal doesn't have to live in the town, and chances are racial polarization could exite hatefull extremists from other ereas. It's clear that Redinald Jackson would try to avoid that.
It's hard for me to believe that this drive to quiet this tragedy would come before his desire to see justice done to anyone that killed Roy Veal. If that was the case he wouldn't support an independant investigation would he?
It's difficult for me to understand how a person could hang themself, let alone grab a pillowcase place it over thier head and hang themself. I do not wish this to be a lynching. I'd like to know if the oil company has a history of using strong arm tactics. If he spoke to anyone around the time of his death. If the toxicoligy tests are testing for any kind of knockout drug or agent. It ain't right to rush to accept the cops judgement when all the facts ain't out. Why? Because corperations do bad things all the time and get away with it. It's true. It's also pretty fucked up that people posting to this site keep chomping at the bit to call people "house negro." It doesn't help anybody get one step closer to figuring this out.

I had a friend who hung himself 20.May.2004 22:47

Yokker

infact, with a bag over his head. It was about 9 years ago and well, he wasn't black I admit. He left a riddle at his feet.

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LYNCHING OR SUICIDE? 21.May.2004 17:37

Iyanna & Da Sistas of Complete Revolution

Rates of Suicidal deaths
in Specific Age Groups, by Race and Sex
United States, 1995.
Age Others White Black
Male Female Male Female Male Female
1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0
5-9 1.3 0.4 1.4 0.4 0.8 0
10-14 1.3 0.4 1.4 0.4 0.8 0
15-19 22.5 3.7 23.5 3.9 18.0 2.2
20-24 22.5 3.7 23.5 3.9 18.0 2.2
25-29 24.9 5.8 26.3 6.3 18.6 0
30-34 24.9 5.8 26.3 6.3 18.6 0
35-39 24.9 5.8 26.3 6.3 18.6 0
40-44 24.9 5.8 26.3 6.3 18.6 0
45-49 22.5 6.1 24.2 6.7 0 0
50-54 22.5 6.1 24.2 6.7 0 0
55-59 22.5 6.1 24.2 6.7 0 0
60-64 22.5 6.1 24.2 6.7 0 0
65-69 27.0 1.0 30.0 7.2 11.2 2.0
70-74 30.0 1.0 35.9 1.9 10.9 2.2
75-79 32.0 1.0 44.9 6.2 9.5 3.0
80-84 34.0 1.0 46.5 4.9 14.9 2.1
above 85 36.0 1.0 52.8 5.8 28.0 1.7

Anderson RN, Kochanek KD, Murphy SL. Report of final mortality statistics, 1995.
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the statistics show "0" for Black Male suicide in 1995 for black males in the same age group as Roy Veal. It is highly unlikely that any suicidal black person in this country would choose to use that particular method of hanging (lynching) used traditionally by rascist whites. The odds are against it, hooded or not.

R U kidding me 26.May.2004 23:35

Carlos Chungale & Manolo Muchaves

What about the man who was tied to the back of a car and dragged for miles to his death a few years a ago in Texas. People, don't be naive, this shit happens. It's barbaric, and shameful. And the scary shit is that the US is trying to export civilization to Iraq and the middle East. Let's start by civilizing ourselves first. White America, when this hit happens, you too need to condemn it.

WHY? 27.May.2004 08:46

KP - ANOTHER BLACK MAN

why would veal drive himself from washington state to the state of miss. it does not figure. he survived vietnam and everyday life then all of the sudden after all of that he then decided to off himself! no way the justice department needs to look into this matter, also trust you me racism is still alive even in the smallest forms to the biggest forms.

emmitt till saga still continues,after 50 years.... wake up people! on another note i pray for the veal family and mr. veal's soul just like i did for james byrd when his mess went down in texas!

Roy Veal 01.Jun.2004 21:51

Squirrel-V Town

It just doesn't appear to be logical that Mr. Veal would commit suicide. I can't gather a reason from the information given to me in these readings. My heart goes out to the family during a time like this. There was no cause for this type of behavior. I will pray for the family! But I will say this that when the Lord returns, every man will receive his just reward for the deeds he has performed. The Lord knows all, sees all, hears all. I sure wouldn't want to be in any evil doers shoes upon the Lord's return on this Earth. Some people may think that they are getting away with the things they do, but the day of wreckening is coming. Hell is going to be their final destination forever and ever and ever!

It is so true that there are still some very racial people out there toward Blacks. God made us all! Blacks, Whites, Mexicans, Iraqies, Chinese, Japanese, or whatever. He put us on this Earth to see just what we would do with the hands that were dealt to us. Some people will make a mess every time. According to the Bible, God will do the separating. It is not mans job!

God Bless the Veal family! This shouldn't have happened. Mr. Roy Veal was only trying to do what was right by his family.

suicide?? 02.Jun.2004 11:41

50

Where in this article does it conclude or even point to this being a suicide? This sounds like a clear case of racism/greed. Far to this guy was 55 years old!!! Suicide??!?? Please point to where in this or any other article it shows that this could be a suicide. It sounds to me that someone wants this to be a suicide so no more shadows would be casted on a certain race of people.

Mississippi Modus Operandi 02.Jun.2004 11:50

Resurrected

Come on people. This is Mississippi, not Maine. A black man hanging from a tree with a cloth over his head is a lynching until proven otherwise, not a suicide until proven otherwise.

YEAH FUCKING RIGHT 03.Jun.2004 17:22

MRS. P

I know that i'm not the only person thinking logically here!
How many 50 plus, almost sixtyyear old men are strong enough to climb a tree,put a pillow case over there head, hang themselves and in the process burn some papers at there feet? Whoever believes that this was a suicide and not a murder, here I have some plots of land in Iraq i'd like to sell you!


All i've got to say is just because his car was parked near by doesn't mean that he killed himself. Who's to say that somebody did'nt hit him over his head jump in the car and drive him into the woods where they strung him up in a tree.

Just some food for thought! Peace

Get all the evidence. 04.Jun.2004 10:41

C. Gaston clvngaston@aol.com

My prayers go out for the family of Ray Veal. I think we, or they forgot the real evidence that need to be looked at, and that is find out what he had found out about the land in question. That could explain alot since it was not found on him, but maybe burned. Get someone not associated with that state to do a thorough investigation.

What Investigation 05.Jun.2004 04:29

Best Friend of Roy Veal cvm.third@verizon.net

Roy was living with me prior to his trip to Mississippi. He was like a brother to me. I knew him for over fifteen years. He was estranged from his family and had not talked to several of them in years. I lent him one of my cell phones to take with him in case something happened on the trip. He carried a red journal my wife had given to him to write out ideas for a book on his great great grandfather who as it turns out was one of three free blacks in Mississippi in the early 1800's. I did legal research on the lawsuit that was filed and he took over 150 pages of that research with him to Woodville to give to the family attorney. I recieved a call from him on the Sunday before his body was found. I detected optimisum not depression. He said he would call me on the following Saturday. He left his car in Snohomish and drove his truck. I have proof of the oil on the land. I also can show that the deed to the property that was sold by his relative was corrected to include nineral rights. Boyd Alexander worked for an oil company for 30 years, but he claims he is suing for timber. Roys mother sold timber she had no legal right to do. Roy counted every stump and there was a total of 175. His mother told him she got $450.00 as it turns out it was over $18,000.00. The last person Roy called on the phone was his mother on April 22 at 5:04pm from Hattiesberg MS. I found out he was looking for work in Bato Rouge. I have never been contacted by any one doing any investigation and now since his death has been ruled a suicide two news stations have changed their minds on doing a story. I would like to know what really happened but I need some help. Please contact me if you want to help. He was a true friend and a good man. He deserves better.

425-330-5458

Looking for help 08.Jun.2004 15:13

James Varney jvarney@timespicayune.com

I'm a reporter for The Times-Picayune, the daily newspaper in New Orleans. I'm covering the Veal case in Mississippi, as well as some other incidents there in which black men were found hanging from a tree. I'm trying to attach my article to this post, not sure if I'm doing it properly. If anyone is interested, I'll send them the story I wrote for The Picayune at the time of the incident. My question is: Did any of you see this email re: the Veal case sent out by someone identified as, "Dr. Jewel L. Crawford?" Does anyone know who this person is? How I can get in touch with her?

I appreciate your help.

Sincerely,

James Varney
The Times-Picayune
New Orleans

504-826-3386

May God be with you... 10.Jun.2004 08:28

Shawniya DADDYREDD@peoplepc.com

I would just like to say that I feel deeply for the family of this unfortunate yet tragic event. It is obvious that we want to know what happened but being rude, absurd, and ignorant will not get us the answers that we seek. Giving the results of the investigation in MS and possibly a pending investigation by the FEDS, as a black community we should be praying to the Heavens that this was not a racial struggle for "land". You think we have trouble with the war in Iraq? Wait until you accrue the hostilities of 36.4 million people of African decent. It won't be pretty brothers and sisters.

Roy Veal 13.Jun.2004 05:56

Horlet

Roy Veal's death was murder. It was the same old lynching scenario we have read and heard about for centuries. We must remember that they found the perpetrators of Emmett Till's mutilation innocent. Caucasians can not acknowledge racism. Coconuts want to sweep it under the rug. It was another example of greedy Caucasians seeking to teach a natural African the lesson that they are in control. It is specious to talk about any determination in Mississippi. The Caucasians in Mississippi are beastly. They are merciless and that is why this kind of activity is condoned. Any thinking person understands what occurred here. The U. S. government once had a stamp with a lynching victim on it. Mississippi and the White House, they are both controlled by the merciless. There is nothing to understand or rationalize it has to become a knowing. Caucasians in Mississippi, in Washington, and in Israel do not view non-Caucasian as humans and feel no restraint in doing anything they can imagine to inflict suffering on all who do not look like them. You can trace this kind of mindset throughout Caucasian history. So nothing has changed. Simply act like you know!

Roy Veal was a Vietnam veteran. This country just celebrated Memorial Day and not one thing was offered in testament to Roy Veal. He is an honorable man who returned to do what is right for his family. Caucasians dominated by selfish, avarice, hatred, and greed lynched him. I pray that Roy Veal right now understands that we have not forgotten him and our outrage will not be mitigated. Roy Veal deserves Justice and I will do what I can to see that it is carried out.

I honor you, Roy Veal, as an honorable African man who loved and cared for his family and gave his life doing the right thing! Sail on, Dear Brother! Sail on!

Unbelievable... 16.Jun.2004 05:04

AJ

I just received the article regarding Mr. Veal's death from a very good friend. Hard to believe but there it is in black and white that racism INDEED STILL EXISTS in this country. Someone pointed earlier to the tragic death of James Byrd in Texas. Are we ever going to get past skin color and realize even though the skin color may be different the blood that flows through our veins is the same.

As for Sherriff Jackson it's my hope that he indeed is running as thorough an investigation as he can. Repercussions be damned. It's his job, no make that RESPONSIBILITY to find out the truth. If it were one of his own he'd want to know. He OWES it to the Veal family.

To Mr. Veal's best friend, thank you for taking the time to post a message and set the facts straight. May you find the help you seek. I for one plan to forward the email I received to as many people as I can. To the reporter please when you do your job, just tell the truth, the whole truth and NOTHING but the truth.

This is yet ANOTHER wake up call people. If we remain silent atrocities such as this will continue. Being silent is just as damning as if you participated in the death of Mr. Veal yourself.

Please do not let his death be in vain.

Godspeed.

AJ

Comment to commenter 17.Jun.2004 16:48

lee

This is to the person "Yorker" who has posted comments Regarding the veal situation.

You made a statement referring to an earlier comment by someone else and stating that they "WISHED" death for Veal...
I want to say that I am horrified by your frame of mind and ability to hear, coorelate and respond. No one typing messages here I am sure "wish" anything like this happen to others. And I agree with relating this to the new war etc... If you can analyze the mind set, take a look at the past (similar to credit institutions) you may make the same claim about American politics, business and society.
If it is discovered that oil is found then what becomes the conclusion.
I believe the discovery of oil = INTENT!!!
Roy Veal was murdered, i'm sure.

More Info 22.Jun.2004 06:47

More Info Finder

Internet article excerpt... .
"Mississippi law allows a person to claim the property of others if they can prove they have had access to the land for at least ten years without hindrance from the actual owners of the property. The Jackson Advocate has reported nearly a dozen such cases in the last two years, the most recent one involving Governor Haley Barbour and several other prominent white Yazoo County residents who seized the property of a black family there some years ago.
The lawsuit was filed on Oct. 30 by Boyd and Marjorie Alexander of Natchez and Kevin Krick of Baton Rouge. The trio claims that they had bought four acres of the Veal property and reportedly are asking for $18,000 in restitution for timber that was cut and sold from the disputed land.
The attorney for the plaintiffs, Wayne Smith of Liberty, says the lawsuit has not been in court very long and was barely under way when Veal met his death last Thursday or Friday. Smith says he doubts that the death had anything to do with the land dispute."
White pages search...

Alexander, Boyd D

104 N Temple Rd
Natchez, MS 39120-5128
(601)

Krick, Kevin

9672 Grand Teton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70814-4013
(225)

What in Hell is going on in Mississippi? 09.Jul.2004 17:30

Deja Vu

To Whom it may concern,
I was so angry when I read the article on the lyching of Roy Veal, and also the fact that they were trying to say that it was a suicide. Why in the hell when a man come all the way from Seattle to commit suicide in Mississippi. I am sure that there are tree where he lived at. Than to further discredit that lie why would he put a pillow case over his head. The police know what happen and they know that this man was killed. Is this Deja vu of "Mississippi Burning? What people don't understand is that we are moving into an era of a racial war. Your president is raising hell in all these other countries and we have hell going on right here in the good old white America. The whites still want to believe that they are right and the blacks won't and I do mean will not, go back.

mississippi native outraged 20.Jul.2004 07:43

mississippi native adhayz@aol.com

i was born and raised in jackson miss. And i find it very upsetting that black people are stil be lynched. Thats a vey hard concept to digest. my family originated from clarksdale miss and migrated to the north. ihave sice moved north as well. prejudice and injustice towards blacks is widespread all over the country, not just in the south. and the justice system is even the more infested with in justice. to hear this stoey rips my heart, largely due to the fact that mississippi is my birthplace and my mother's place of death. i thought that public display of hatred as extrenme as thid ended years ago but i see that it is stil running rampart in the woods of mississippi; the " hospitality state"

Sad day and time 31.Jul.2004 23:39

Pink Princess

This is a sad occurance that has happened. To think that our blacks especially the men have to endure with such tragedies still. What has this world come to. I hope the people who did this to this Roy Veal know the pain they have given his family, that will last a life time. This man was trying to do nothing more then help his family, and some idiot with no reguard to human life takes his. May God have mercery on the heartless pig that did this because you going to need it. I hope that you dont get a restfull night of sleep until you confess. To the Veal family you are in my prayers. May God keep you during this time of your need.

be serious 24.Feb.2005 21:01

floridas young mind sweetgodess85@yahoo.com

To any idiot that would seriously believe that Roy killed himself.Why would someone drive to mississippi to protect his land and then turn around and kill homself?If he wanted to kill himself he could of stayed home,mississippi doesn't sound like the perfect place to spend your lasts moments on earth.If you truely feel it was suicide,you're just as ignorent and nieve as the white jury that said they found the Bryants innocent of murder because there was not enough evidence proving that was Emmitt Tills body.If you believe Roys murder was suicide,you're either a white racist or you're so stupid you probably believe that Emmitt Till is still alive with grandchildren in Chicago.

Worked In San Francisco with someone of same name from Woodville, MS 25.Sep.2005 21:04

Abena Abena1@aol.com

Just inquiring if this was the same Roy Veal who worked for Grayline Tours in San Francisco in the 80's.

Thank you.

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