I just wanted to get a correction out that's in a diary about how Alfred Wright died. Alfred Wright is from Jasper, but he was killed in Sabine county approximately 45 minutes from home in or around the town of Hemphill TX.
Jasper has worked hard in the last 16 years to overcome the incident with James Byrd Jr. We need not continue to paint them with the broad brush of this event.
I posted several links in my diary from last week that gives a more complete picture. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has requested the DOJ get involved. The Texas Rangers are also investigating.