Protesters say racism is behind Texas dragging death

By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:47 EDT
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Protesters gathered at an East Texas courthouse to rally against a justice system that they say is racist. Protesters sought to bring attention to the death of Brandon McClelland who was killed by being run over and dragged underneath a truck.

McClellan’s death was originally classified as a hit and run but protesters say it was a hate crime. Both of the men charged with the crime are white while McClellan is black. Authorities say McClellan was killed following an argument with the two men.

CBS 11 News reported:

“McClelland’s body was dragged about 70 feet beneath a pickup truck and dismembered by the trauma near Paris, a city about 95 miles northeast of Dallas with a history of tense relationships between blacks and whites.”

This video is from CBS 11 News, broadcast Nov. 17, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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