I don’t think I knew that the murderers of Emmett Till confessed in the pages of Look magazine a few months after they were acquitted and were able to do so safely because double jeopardy laws prevented them from being tried again. What’s most astonishing, though, are the letters to the editor following the confession. The most vile letters could be idiots talking about Ferguson today. “Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam did what had to be done, and their courage in taking the course they did is to be commended. To have followed any other course would have been unrealistic, cowardly and not in the best interest of their family or country.” This could be Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity talking about officer Darren Wilson.
Check out the confession here
and the letters to the editor here