A Man Was Hang Today: Audio Interview With Bernard C. Burden's Mother
Bernard C. Burden Alive Bernard C. Burden Lynched
Bernard C. Burden: Alive and Lynched
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On the morning of October 13, 2004 Bernard C. Burden was found hung from a tree in the yard of a white family. His feet were touching the ground with his knees bent. The Coroner Wimp Pierce ruled it a suicide. There was a house full of people that night and no Police Investigation was done. No one was charged as suspects in a possible homicide despite the numerous contradictions. Now we all know if that was a whiteman found hanging in the yard of a black family, everyone would have been taken downtown for questioning or WORSE. We know Bernard was lynched. WE DEMAND JUSTICE!!!
After 4 months the GBI has completed their investigation and have also ruled this a suicide and have closed the case. They claim to have performed a Toxicology Test to check Bernard for drugs and their results show that he had no drugs in his system. However this contradicts the statement given by 2 people in the house that state that they, including Bernard, were smoking marijuana earlier that day. Also, Bernard was on prescription drugs, and that supposedly didn't show up in his system either.
A statement given by Robert Barnett, another white male who was also in the house that night selling Ice (drugs) to the mother of the home, states that he only met Bernard that week. However, he has known Bernard for at least 6 months. Six months prior, he and Bernard had gotten into an altercation where he threatened Bernard's life. This incident is on record. When Ms. Pless questioned the D.A. on this contradiction, they still felt no need to investigate further.
The contradictions and inconsistencies are endless. This cover-up has gone up to the level of the Georgia State government.
Contradictions and Inconsistencies:
1) How is it possible for a person to hang himself while his feet are still touching the ground and knees bent?
2) Chris, resident of the home, says he found Bernard hung at approximately 7:00am, yet 911 was not called until 8:30am.
3) Police Chief Ramos of Grantville stated that no police investigation was necessary because the Coroner, Wimp Pierce did an investigation. Since when are Coroners trained and authorized to perform criminal investigations?
4) When Ms. Pless, the mother of the victim, requested that the Coroner perform a toxicology test to see if drugs were in Bernard's system, he rigidly refused.
These are just a few of the contradictions that warrant a full criminal investigation.
Ms. Pless is in need of Financial Support to secure Legal Counsel as well as to perform a Private Autopsy. We need all Freedom-Loving People and Organizations to move on this case to insure Justice for Bernard C. Burden!!!
REMEMBER, IT COULD BE YOUR LOVED ONE NEXT TIME!
Please send donations and/or concerns to:
Justice For Bernard C. Burden Campaign
P.O. Box 723
Carrolton, GA 30112
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