I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

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A haunting picture

At the press conference after the guilty plea, left to right, Byron de la Beckwith, VII, Tom Durkin (DeLaughter’s laywer), and Bobby DeLaughter.  Beckwith came up and parked himself there after the press conference began; Durkin had no idea who he […]

Ghosts who turn up at Bobby DeLaughter’s guilty plea

In the audience at the guilty plea, white supremacist Richard Barrett was seated next to Byron de la Beckwith’s son, who was wearing a bright red blazer and a confederate lapel pin.  Barrett did not recognize Beckwith, who knew Barrett and was toying with him, saying he knew who Barrett was.  Most creapily, Beckwith […]

Jerry Mitchell wins first Ralph McGill award for his coverage of civil rights era cold cases

Jerry Mitchell, whose coverage has been a major factor in the revival of cold civil rights murder cases in Mississippi, particularly Byron de la Beckwith’s sniper killing of Medgar Evers, won the first annual Ralph McGill Award at the University of Georgia’s journalism school.  The award is named after McGill, the editor of the […]