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September 30, 1988 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-09-30

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however, I have had to con-
clude that in some people at
some times, the divine
presence is so deePly buried
that there is no way of
reaching it. This was true of
our two furious assailants.
They were not small men.
One was well over feet tall;
the other, who was the driver
of the truck, seemed the older
of the two, close to six feet.
Heavy and fleshy he loomed
terrifyingly large to my five-
and-a-half-feet of height and
150 pounds. They were livid
with rage.
I tried as best I could to pro-
tect myself, taking most of
the blows on my arms, but I
did get a few nasty cuts on my
head. I remember shouting
after seeing David bleeding
from the back of his head and
Larry being beaten by the
older man, something like
"My God, haven't you done
enough?"
The next thing I knew
David and Larry had me by
the arms and were running
down the track. The two men
had re-entered the truck and
at an intersection tried to run
us down. With the boys half
carrying me, we finally reach-
ed the black residential
quarter, walked to the church
and once again were among
friends.
Later, in a most unsatisfy-
ing denouement, the two men
surrendered to the police and
were charged with assault
with intent to maim.
Eventually, they were
charged with simple assault
— a misdemeanour. They
pleaded no contest, were
fined $500 and given 90
days hard labor, which was
suspended.
Shades of South Africa!
1\---) "Red-neck justice" I called it
ID
in a piece I published a few
weeks later. The Washington
Post editorial concluded, "The
pattern of violence in
Mississippi is not only a pat-
tern of violence, but also a
pattern of violence condoned
officially and left unpunish-
ed."
• This is why it is so satisfy-
ing to know that all this is
changed today. Balck voters
have made the difference.
Mississippi has not by any
means become a utopian
democracy, butit has been
turned around and is moving
forward.
Where we in 1964 saw men
in police uniforms kicking the
`-_-) prone body of one of our group
on a busy downtown street
while no one moved to in-
> tervene, today the police are
disciplined servants of law
and order for all the people.
Segregation is illegal and

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