Fla. Lawmakers Apologize to Family of “Groveland Four,” Black Men Falsely Accused of Rape in 1949

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  • Kevin Dabney
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I hate this country fuck amerikkka.

  • KCLMNOPQUEBEC
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I CALL FOR LIE DETECTOR TEST. Polygraph ONE OF THE TWO MUST SERVE TIME. THE LYING WOMAN OR THE RAPIST FACE TO FACE 2 HRS CONNECTED TO LYING DETECTOR TEST. IN ACCORDANCE WITH FACEBOOK ANTI FAKE NEWS.POLICY 2017.01.13 SO PLEASE FACEBOOK LIVE WORLD WANTS TO END FAKE RAPE CHARGES FAKE NEWS FAKE OVER. THE LIGHT TIME FOR THE LIGHT KCLMNOP MEDIA PRESS STYLE I CALL FOR LIE DETECTOR TEST.

    ATTENTION: Detecteur de mensonge PAS DE TEMPS A PERDRE. un des deux est coupable de VIOL. violer ou faussement accuser de viol. LES DEUX CEST PAREIL. TROUVER LE VIOLEUR. DETECTEUR DE MENSONGE. OUBLIER LES AVOCATS ET JUGES. DETECTEURS DE MENSONGE AU POSTE DE POLICE. UN DES DEUX DOIT ALLER MOURIR EN PRISON. LA MENTEUSE OU LE VIOLEUR. ETRE FAUSSEMENT ACCUSER CELA DETRUIT TOUTE TA VIE. VITE VITE PAS DE TEMPS A PERDRE. DETECTEUR DE MENTEUR SPVM.02 MON MEILLEURS.02

  • Vickie
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    But what else do the families get? SMH!

  • Aaron Jones
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    DON'T WORRY THE ASS WHOOPING THAT IS ABOUT TO COMMENCE ON THE USA IS GOING TO LITERALLY TARE THIS COUNTRY BUTT UP. TRUST WHITE PEOPLE TODAY SHALL SING THE NEGRO HELMS THE SLAVE SANG WHEH BEING BEATEN. PLUS AFTER SLAVERY HOW BLACKS WERE DONE THROUGH OUT 1865 – TODAY , YES ASS BEATING WILL GET WHITES AND HATE TO SAY ALSO BLACKS WILL BE GETTING BROKE DOWN TO. SO LOOK OUT USA TIME OF RECKONING IS ABOUT TO SEND THE HELLS WOLF TO YOUR WHORE COUNTRY.

  • Vanilla Cafe
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Wow what buch of bullshit, you devil's will not go unpunished..for your crimes against the children of yisreal..

  • Thunderbird
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    There is no proof the Klan was involved. The Klan was not even active during that time. That Sheriff was a Freemason. That's why he was not prosecuted after they found that bullet in the ground, the FBI Agents were also Freemasons. It is also why the Sheriff was always cleared of everything else he did. The County Prosecutor, and Judges in the County were also Freemasons. So was the Governor. It is the same way today.

  • Joseph Johnson
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I'm from Groveland the Irving's mother help raise me.She was my Godmother. I have always heard the story but I never knew the full thing in depth. I didn't realize she was carrying this inside. She help my mother and grandmother when they move from Ga.

  • Karen Giles Johnson
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    that had to be so painful to live with. so sad

  • Jacques Clark
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    European American devils still,murderous kkkowards in powey

  • Le F
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I See the apology doing two things, removing the unfounded stigma placed on these young men and their race. Secondly it presents the truth to those who wish to deny the truth and accept whatever lie is being told to them, beyond that it serves no purpose for it cannot bring justice to those who deserved it and frankly it's a little too long and too late!Through the years of America this unfounded hatred of a race of people that have been horribly treated under the guise of great America, the land of the free seems to be merely a slogan for we still have the same races hateful groups that we had before and during the self righteous people who see themselves as demagogues as they mindlessly victimized people they don't even know or care to know! Mrs Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray,  Walter Scott, Aiyana Stanley Jones,  Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and so many more. The lawless behavior of people in this time. Clearly does not seem to be much different from times past and noticed I said people not just police.

  • Stephanie Drake
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    What happened to humanity….. whites cannot be human ….. something that looks like you,walk like you and talk like you but have a darker skin is evil. I don't get it …… so glad I'm not white … I don't care how much wealth they have…. I rather rot in hell to have a past like these people .Not all whites are bad but we are still going through this mess now and the government continues to be on their side.

  • Nm Wms
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    That Bitch and Carolyn Bryant need to be hung by their feet and throat cut to slowly bleed to death and suffer!

  • The 4th Horseman
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Can you imagine all the black men who've been shot,hung, imprisoned for life,or tortured and were innocent throughout history. People whose bones lay in a shallow grave never to be found and forgotten. How do These people live with themselves. What a fucked up world. I believe theirs a special place in hell for these bastards.

  • Nikola Demitri
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Fuck the apology. The state owes the family members a large sum of money, and frankly, so does the fed considering we know that the FBI had evidence of the murder and kept it under file. This is disgusting.

  • Gerard Rose
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Florida needs to pay these families for these atrocities apologies are not enough.

  • Laura Powers
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    The gratitude of the daughter whose fathers was victim of severe injustice is astounding and I cry.

    My cry is with her and the millions being unjustly damaged by US imperialist plunder.

  • C. Roy Ellison
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    SHAME, SHAME, SHAME… America USA was created in violence and shall end in violence.

  • Atomic Litter Box
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    It's kind of interesting that while the media and press is purposely suppressing the reporting of Black on White crime and rape, which has hit astronomical levels, this same press and media is digging up these long ago cases of White on Black crime.

    The media is anti-White and the media is promoting Black male/ White female race mixing propaganda 24/7, which is part of the White Genocide Agenda documented in such writings as Israel Cohen's "Plan for the 20th Century", and the Coudenhove – Kalergi Plan…Coincidentally both these men belong to the same group who own the media and press today…Yeah, it's just a coincidence..Riiiight..

  • Steady grindin Midwest
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    So because I'm black I automatically raped your wife and kids 😔

  • H2JKAY
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    This is pure evil original version.

  • Corlena James1
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Notice how they won't make Civil Rights case file public 6 decades. They make sure to protect those evil people for a lifetime. The falsely accused men's CHILDREN are all old, with grand children of their own, smh.

  • Corlena James1
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Forget their funky all-too-late apologies…. show their families the money. All they put those men and their families through, and they give apologies, but not
    $$$$$$$$, smh.

  • ebonydescent
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    To heck with apologies. Anybody involved if still living should go to a horrible prison in the general population. I don't care if the person or people are 90 years old in a hospital or senior citizens home. But payments to the descendents or family members of the Groveland Four should be paid by the the Florida government, bunch of political cowards. 'Expletive," some politically hollow apology 70 years after the fact of that American war crime white racist barbarism. An apology is a spit in the face to all Africana people regarding these cases. That cb who lied on Emmitt Till is walking around free, she needs to die in prison instead of profiting on a book. White supremacy is still alive and kicking. Then again it never ended and continues unopposed for the most part. Collective and organized revolution is the only way to defeat it.

  • ibopwebop
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    This writer acts as if the fact that we have cell phone video is changing the game. Most of the cops that are caught on tape stil go unpunished because the the DAs are working with the police departments to maintain the status quo. For him not to realize that is pathetic, what's the point of writing a whole book if you still can't tell us what time it is.

  • Keenan Corcoran
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I geuss it's not a lynching if the state does it

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    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Who the fuck is hating this video.this men went through hell and i wish they were alive to receive this apology.imagine being born in 1949 when racism and hate is a big problem.imagine being black in 1949.i hope those white men that did this to these 4 men are in hell with unbearable suffering.this is a sad story.

  • Sekou Getrouw
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    great story. Thanks Amy Goodman for fighting the good fight against racism and oppression.

  • Zurround100
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    A much better "apology" would have been if a long time ago while the men were still alive apologizing to them directly and giving them a few million dollars restitution each.

  • Wellington Dunbar
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I am and continue to be in awe of the black community for their compassion for all with their suffering at the hands of white people.

  • Zoë Terry
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    so basically a white girl got caught fucking her uncle, he dad found out she was having sex, she screemed rape. "who have you been having sex with", "aww daddy i was raped, it was them black ppl." "which ones", "ohh golly gee, those 4 right there." either that or it was "ohh god yes, right there." dad bust in "ohh daddy hes raping me, ohhh god in cumming" "i mean help me daddy". this story is old and brings a bad name to ppl who actually got raped.

  • G McRae
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I SHOULDA NEVER CLICKED ON THIS, THE HATE IS RUNNING DEEP!

  • G McRae
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    THEY WALK AROUND ACTING OBLIVIOUS TO THIS TYPE OF SHIT! FUCK EM ALL!

  • G McRae
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    FUCK A MF APOLOGY! DIRTY WHITE CAVE BEAST NEED SOME OF THEIR RELATIVES PUT IN FRONT OF A BLACK FIRING SQUAD. AND WHITE PEOPLE WONDER WHY THEY ARE HATED TO THE 1,000,000th DEGREE. IF THEY ARE GONNA KILL YOU ANYWAY SHOOT SOME OF THOSE MFs TOO. I AM PISSED!

  • Jacob Clark
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    This is something I've learned about for years having lived in Florida. The only bright light from this is the hard work of Harry Moore, who was murdered by the KKK for his work for civil rights BEFORE the civil rights movement started

  • lifestraight
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    So all it takes is a public apology by lawmakers to feel free? After our antecedents were murdered and put through hell? We forgive too easy. Furthermore the injustice continues because the decision is once again in the hands of the white establishment as to whether or not the innocent Black men should be posthumously pardoned. It shouldn't even be up for consideration; in cases like this it should be required by law.

  • lifestraight
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    The original Central Park 5 case but with more tragic endings. Fuck this country. Rest In Peace Ernest Thomas and Samuel Shepherd.

  • Disgusting, no doubt there are many more still locked up for false accusations.

  • Brian Hibbs
    November 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    with all of that information and evidence that he has this should be made into a documentary everyone needs to see this story