Two carloads of white teenagers drove to Jackson, Mississippi, on what the county district attorney says was a mission of hate: to find and hurt a black person. The hateful teens found their victim, James Craig Anderson, a 49-year-old auto plant worker and beat him to death!
The teens allegedly beat Anderson repeatedly and yelled racial epithets, including “White Power!” according to witnesses. This crime of hate continued as these demonic fools then climbed into their large Ford F250 green pickup truck, floored the gas, and drove the truck right over Anderson, killing him instantly.
Mississippi officials say it was a racially motivated murder. What the gang of teens did not know was that a surveillance camera was focused on the parking lot that night, and many of the events, including the actual murder of Anderson, were captured live on videotape.
As the teens were partying and drinking miles away from Jackson, Mississippi that night, in largely white Rankin County, Deryl Dedmon (the gang leader) told friends they should leave, saying “let’s go fuck with some niggers,” according to law enforcement officials. Then later laughed and bragged how he “ran that nigger over”.
The teens, just 18 years old, has been charged with murder and now faces a possible double life sentence. Calls to Deryl Dedmon’s attorney have gone unanswered.
None of the teens have issued a plea.