James Ford Seale
He’s a good ‘ol boy.
Never meanin’ no harm.
Beats all you ever saw, been in trouble with the law since the day he was born.
43 years ago, James Ford Seale, a dyed-in-the-wool Klansman whose father ran the local klavern, had it in for a few 19-year-old black kids who were hitchhiking through the wrong part of the United States.
So he and a few of his boys grabbed them off the side of the road, stuffed them into the back of Seale’s Volkswagon, and took the boys for a little ride.
Straight’nin’ the curve.
Flat’nin’ the hills.
Someday the mountain might get him, but the law never will.
This ride went to a local farm, where the Klansfolk tied up the two terrified boys and stuffed them back into a vehicle.
The kids were driven across the Mississippi river into Louisiana, where the Klansfolk found a convenient river.
Makin’ their way,
The only way they know how,
That’s just a little bit more than the law will allow.
Once the group had parked, heavy weights were attached to the boys and thrown into the river…dragging the boys to their deaths.
Seale will face life in prison, which isn’t a particularly oderous sentence for someone in his 70′s, but it’s not exactly the Happy Valley retirement home now is it?
Just a good ol’ boy,
Wouldn’t change if they could,
Fightin’ the system like a true modern day Robin Hood.
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