From: A Reader With A Long Memory [Email him]
James Fulford wrote about the NAACP’s habit of defending despicable, absolutely guilty murderers.
The NAACP is defending Henriques because he's black and they're black. This is far from being the most despicable thing the NAACP has done on these lines. In their death penalty activism, they spend a lot of time defending people who are guilty of the most terrible murders—simply because they're black. See Troy Davis, Lawrence Brewer, Wyatt Matthews And The Disparate Death Penalty .
Almost forty years ago, in April 1974, a group of blacks, in a planned, calculated attack, broke into the Hi-Fi Shop in Ogden, Utah, where they proceeded to rob, beat , torture (with Drano—taping the victim's mouth shut for maximum effect), stomp ballpoint pens into their eardrums, repeatedly rape a teenage girl, all before shooting them each in the head.
All four victims (above) were white. Despite overwhelming evidence against these perpetrators, the NAACP fought the death sentences imposed, promoting as one excuse that William Andrews did not pull the trigger. [Salt Lake City Journal; 1974 Case Still Strains Race Relations in Utah, New York Times, By Robert Reinhold, August 31, 1989]
(No, he just bought the Drano and forced the victims to drink it, taping their mouths shut so they'd die an agonizing death.)
The NAACP is a morally bankrupt, and, in my opinion, completely racist, organization.
James Fulford writes: The killers were three enlisted airmen from a local USAF facility, which explains what they were doing in Ogden, Utah in 1974. Ogden is still only 2 percent black. It also qualifies as what we call an Immigrant Mass Murder: ringleader Dale Pierre was born in Trinidad. In Nicholas Stix’s article Never Heard Of The Pearcy Massacre? One Guess Why Not, the Hi-Fi Shop Murders are mentioned on a list of 21 (!) similarly forgotten cases.