Yesha Callahan

2 Women Sentenced in Mississippi Hate Crime

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Two women who were part of a 10-person group of thugs who spent time harassing and assaulting black people in Mississippi were sentenced this week for their role in the death of James Craig Anderson in 2011.

Sarah Adelia Graves, 22, of Crystal Springs was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Jackson to five years in prison, and Shelbie Brooke Richards, 21, of Pearl, was sentenced to eight years. Both women put in guilty pleas to conspiracy and  Richards also pleaded guilty to concealing the crime by lying to police.

Anderson was attacked early June 26, 2011 by 8 other people who have received sentences ranging from 4 to 50 years. Hotel surveillance cameras showed that Anderson was beaten then ran over by a truck.

Vanita Gupta, the acting assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said she hoped the convictions would “provide some measure of closure to the victim’s family and to the larger community affected by this heinous crime.”

  1. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    i’m glad justice was served & i hope this brings a little peace to the victim’s family, but i really wish this would stop happening.

  2. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    Oh to be a pretty white girl and only get 5-8 years in prison for participating in a murder…

    • April 13, 2015 - Reply

      @Blue Ivy's beautiful bun

      How in the blind fcuk are these premature hags pretty? Lol. White supremacy is real.

      • April 14, 2015 - Reply

        @TeflonD

        word. they’re homely

        • April 17, 2015 - Reply

          @disqus_6sinns1216

          Don’t you know that almost every ww is considered pretty? ( and yes I agree their 4’s at best)

  3. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    Wait? I thought white women couldn’t be racist and it was the men only.

    • April 13, 2015 - Reply

      @Tanielle

      The irony is that I could imagine one hooking up with a brother after prison.

      • April 17, 2015 - Reply

        @Anthony

        I said it once and I’ll say it again. ww who date black men have been the MOST racist and detrimental to me in my life who just because you like black d doesn’t mean you like black people.

    • April 13, 2015 - Reply

      @Tanielle

      I feel you. That’s the great fallacy.

    • April 14, 2015 - Reply

      @Tanielle

      Only an abject moron or someone frothing so thick with jealousy over white broads would propose they couldn’t be racist.

      The real question is.. is every sundry saga an opportunity for a corny attack on Black men? Even coming from clowns married to white people. Actually, especially from those psychologically fractured clowns lol. Carry on though..

    • April 18, 2015 - Reply

      @Tanielle

      Right?! White folks who date/sleep with black people can be racist against black folks in the same way that men can hate women and still want to date/sleep with them. Why is that so hard for people to understand?

  4. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    5 years? And some Atlanta teacher might get even a longer sentence for cheating. Not saying the teacher should get a pass, but the punishment should fit the crime. Also, these two look very young which means they probably learned to hate from their parents. I wouldn’t be surprised if these incidents happened more in the South; after all the State of Mississippi still displays the Confederate Flag.

    • April 13, 2015 - Reply

      @Eduardo

      They got the light sentences because they were guilty of egging some boys into actually beating and running over the victim. The young men got up to fifty years.

      • April 13, 2015 - Reply

        @Anthony

        So they are accesories to murder then? Still sounds serious.

    • April 13, 2015 - Reply

      @Eduardo

      Excellent point.

  5. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    Barbarism and anti-human behavior are linked with racism. We can witness history and current events to witness that. This story is a tragedy. White terrorists murdered a black man. These women (and others) have been convicted. I’m glad that they were found guilty, but their sentences are so low (because of plea deals, etc.). Their convictions represent the truism that racism is cancerous disease and we have to keep on working to eradicate it. This problem of racial terrorism is not just found in Mississippi. It’s found nationwide and worldwide. As our elders have said, self-preservation, self-defense, and standing up for the human dignity of black lives are crucial ideologies that we have a right to embrace wholeheartedly.

    RIP James Craig Anderson

    #Black Lives Matter.

  6. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    Wait…I thought white women loved us black men?

    • April 13, 2015 - Reply

      @james

      You need to present that question to many of your ‘brothers’, not on a site for Black women. We already know white women collectively don’t love ya’ll, it’s the other way around for many of you.

      • April 14, 2015 - Reply

        @vintage3000

        you mean like you sisters love white men and constantly endorse ir relationships, but call black men uncle toms if they arent with a black woman?

        • April 14, 2015 - Reply

          @james

          James, please just stop. Seriously. I’ve been trying to give you the benefit of the doubt ever since you emerged on the Azealia Banks article, but you’re not making it easy. A group of racist whites (including white women) murdered an innocent black man. What on earth does that have to do with black women??? Instead of directing your anger at the white people who caused this man’s murder, you come on here to attack black women about IR relationships and some imaginary double standard? Really? You’re doing James Anderson a huge disservice by turning this horrible tragedy into another black gender war. Please give it a rest already. SMH.

          • April 16, 2015 - Reply

            @Giselle

            oh please, you fawn over wm on this site all day and have the nerve to act like you care when one of your beloved kills a brother

  7. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    Wait hold up, us black men are public enemy number 1 any other time, now folks wanna cry for a dead brother in the comment section because the people that killed him are white women. You slander and contribute to society’s hate for us every day and now its solidarity for the black race because you happen to hate white women more than you hate black men…

    • April 13, 2015 - Reply

      @james

      what are you talking about? nobody here wishes death on bm. this site has been keeping up on all the murders of black men happening recently. lots of commenters on this site go hard for the entire black community… male AND female. using the death of a black man by white folks to bash bw makes you pitiful.

      • April 13, 2015 - Reply

        @Me

        ” using the death of a black man by white folks to bash bw”

        yeah-imagine the mental gymnastics he applied to come up with this foolishness-smh.

        • April 13, 2015 - Reply

          @vintage3000

          mental gymnastics is the right phrase!

      • April 13, 2015 - Reply

        @Me

        Exactly.

        No one here wants black people of any gender to suffer oppression. The death of a black man by a thug cop is just as evil as the death of a black woman by a thug cop. Misoygnoir is totally evil and people who believe in misogynoir are cowardly. You’re absolutely correct.

      • April 14, 2015 - Reply

        @Me

        “what are you talking about? nobody here wishes death on bm.” yeah unless they are in a relationship with a white woman. Then the vitriol flows.

        • April 14, 2015 - Reply

          @james

          if you feel threatened by bw, you should probably find a site that doesn’t cater to them to spend your time. bm are not above reproach & we don’t have to love everything about bm to defend them. i’m guessing that concept goes over your head since you’re the type to use any excuse to go after bw. so while you stay mad at the fact that bw have compassion for a slain brother, we’ll carry on w/our lives like you don’t matter.

      • April 17, 2015 - Reply

        @Me

        He’s probably laying in bed w a ww right now typing this bullshit. Lets stop feeding the trolls.

    • April 13, 2015 - Reply

      @james

      Oh james you simple idiot, do you not remember how recently black women also protested and rallied over the deaths of NUMEROUS black men killed at the hands of white policemen? Or do you just have selective amnesia?

      Fool.

      • April 14, 2015 - Reply

        @Yurilyte

        oh, you mean the ones who have a shared interest in making sure black people dont get killed by cops, but are against us in every other area of life?

      • April 14, 2015 - Reply

        @Yurilyte

        He seems to forget that tons of black women supported Jena Six, Sean Bell’s human dignity, and stood up for the lives of count less black males in a strong way. Misogynoir is an evil scourge that must be repudiated and eradicated. The anti-BW bashing that some do in a slanderous fashion is tantamount to treason. Thanks for your words.

    • April 17, 2015 - Reply

      @james

      LMAO and black men date out like 10 times more than black women. Go to a ANY rally regarding a black mans murder who will you see in the forefront? black women! You are lying to yourself dude.

      • April 17, 2015 - Reply

        @Staci Elle

        because they are black and have a shared interest in black people not being killed, because they could possibly be killed too. Its not because of any love or concern for black men. This website maligns black men all the time and promotes interracial dating as an alternative to dating black men. Now, when a black man dies, all of the “sisters” in the comment section want to act like they care about dead black men

        • April 17, 2015 - Reply

          @james

          You’re lying to yourself dude. Black women have black fathers, black sons, and black partners that they care about about and love. You want to talk about articles about interracial dating and comments online but lets talk about reality like how black women date and marry out waaay less than black men as a matter of fact we date out the least of any group excluding asian men so if you’re not too delusional address that shit. But I’m sure you won’t because you have some kind of vested interest in convincing yourself that black women hate black men and don’t care if they live or die.

          • April 17, 2015 - Reply

            @Staci Elle

            black women marry out less because other races of men date them less often and view them as unfavorable. But that doesnt stop you all from slobbering over white men all day and holding them as superior to black men. This site trashes black men all day. It seems like the only black men you care about are the dead ones because you face a mutual threat. Its not out of loyalty or love, its out of self preservation.

            • April 17, 2015 - Reply

              @james

              I love how you’re a reader of minds and hearts ( sarcasm)

              • April 19, 2015 - Reply

                @Staci Elle

                hmm,no long winded rebuttal?

                because you know im correct. White mens lack of desire for black women, doesnt stop this website from promoting ir dating as a means of escape. We black men are dogged all day on here but when one is dead, its fake support and solidarity. please.

                • April 19, 2015 - Reply

                  @james

                  Do I ever write long winded rebuttals? Nope cause I don’t need too hon.

                  • April 21, 2015 - Reply

                    @Staci Elle

                    my mother is hispanic, my father is black. So you can spare me the moral obligation towards black women no? Black women dont own black men and black men dont own black women right? So why is that some of you like to try to shame black men into being ur defenders and attack dogs, but then turn around and spit on us when we ask for support in return?

                    • April 21, 2015 - Reply

                      @james

                      Oh so only your female family members on your dads side hate u.. got it.

                      U don’t know anything about me so don’t assume that I “spit” on black men. I’ve dated black dudes,white,spanish, and asian. So I’ve never had any problem attracting all types of men. I chose to partner and spendy life w black man so spit on black men? I think not.

                      You are full of anger and hatred for black women its sad.

                      • April 21, 2015 - Reply

                        @Staci Elle

                        then you are a rarity. The majority of women on this site and the blogosphere period are anti-black men and hold white man as the key to happiness. When black men like me refuse to kowtow to that, we get called hateful. I dont hate black women, i just call out those black women who choose to speak out of both sides of their mouth about black men. As i said, ,the only time these black women defend black men, is when one died.

                        • April 21, 2015 - Reply

                          @james

                          I don’t believe I’m rare at all.all the women and men in my fam are w black people. All of my friends are as well so I suggest u get of the net and talk to some black women in real life.

                          • April 21, 2015 - Reply

                            @Staci Elle

                            and like i said people talk out of both sides of their mouth. Women say one thing and then when we see true feelings about black men on the web and in the media and in the court system. Your family might just be a well adjusted one.

          • April 17, 2015 - Reply

            @Staci Elle

            “You’re lying to yourself dude. Black women have black fathers, black
            sons, and black partners that they care about about and love.”

            Nope. Most of you dont have a relationship with your father, hate your sons because they remind you of his father and hate black men too much to form positive relationships with any. Next.

            • April 17, 2015 - Reply

              @james

              LMAO You cant speak for me, my parents have been married for over 30 years. I dont have any children yet but I do have my dad, my male cousins, uncles and male friends that I love.

              Are you really trying to say that black women don’t love their male relatives and friends? you are more sick than I thought. I sincerely hope you aren’t with a black women because I see that you cant love where you came from ( your mother) so you cant love yourself or any other black person.

  8. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    This sentencing is an example of a broken, extremely biased justice system.
    The teachers involved in the Atlanta cheating scandal are facing a 20 yr racketeering conviction, each! While these two racist thugs get 5 yrs!
    Every person in that mob should have faced stiffer sentencing for their role in the senseless, cowardly murder of Mr Anderson.

  9. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    Evil sociopaths

  10. April 13, 2015 - Reply

    ….but black men just loooove them becky’s don’t they

  11. April 14, 2015 - Reply

    Smh. People are so fraught with pathetic insecurity and jealousy over white broads that they can’t even accord this man’s bereaved family some decent respect.

    Bunch of angry mouth breathing losers.

  12. April 14, 2015 - Reply

    Black people need to get tf out of Mississippi already. It’s crazy out there and I can’t see how yall feel safe raising families down there or even leaving your house. It’s just trash.

    • April 15, 2015 - Reply

      @disqus_6sinns1216

      And go where?

      • April 16, 2015 - Reply

        @Kai19XX

        there’s 49 other states in the US.

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