SPLC and Mississippi Lawyer File Suit in Racial Murder

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) joined Mississippi attorney Winston J. Thompson III in filing a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of the family of a black man who was beaten in a motel parking lot and then run over and killed. The New York Times also detailed the case, in which SPLC accuses seven white teenagers of responsibility for the June 26 murder in Jackson, in a story late Tuesday.