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House Proceeding 06-23-08 on Jun 23rd, 2008 :: 0:54:14 to 0:58:03
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John Jr.Conyers

0:49:56 to 0:54:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

John Jr.Conyers

0:53:57 to 0:54:14( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: rapidly. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. lungren: madam speaker,

Daniel E. Lungren

0:54:14 to 0:54:31( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lungren: madam speaker, i rise in supp ort of h.res. 1293, honoring andrew goodman, james chaney and

Daniel E. Lungren

0:54:14 to 0:58:03( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Daniel E. Lungren

Daniel E. Lungren

0:54:31 to 0:54:45( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: michael schwerner. mr. goodman, a 20-year-old student volunteer. mr. chaney, a 20-year-old laster and activist in the civil rights movement. mr. schwerner, one of the founders of the first community

Daniel E. Lungren

0:54:45 to 0:54:57( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: centers for african-americans in mississippi. mr. chaney, mr. schwerner, part of a group organized by the congress. all three tragically killed in 1964, their summer, for their participation

Daniel E. Lungren

0:54:57 to 0:55:10( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: in the civil rights campaign in mississippi where they just taken part, along with 175 other volunteers in a civil rights orientation project, which led the way for some 800 other vols.

Daniel E. Lungren

0:55:10 to 0:55:22( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: -- volunteers. i just graduated from high school in california, and i remember the shock of hearing about this tragedy. it was one in a series of tragedies we were seeing portrayed around

Daniel E. Lungren

0:55:22 to 0:55:38( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: the united stes where people just simply attempting to be recognized as full human beings in this society with the opportunity to vote and the opportunity to participate in the political process

Daniel E. Lungren

0:55:38 to 0:55:55( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: where being denied that . and they and many others attempted to try and change that. that summer, these three men were picked up by a sheriff for allegedly speeding. after their release from

Daniel E. Lungren

0:55:55 to 0:56:07( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: jail, they disappeared. a k.k.k. informant and a f.b.i. investigation pieced the story together. evidently, after their release, the three men had been chased off the road, forced into a klansman's

Daniel E. Lungren

0:56:07 to 0:56:19( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: car, brutally beaten and killed. at the time, the state of mississippi didn't file charges against anyone. the federal government charged someone in 1967 with conspiring to violate the civil rights of

Daniel E. Lungren

0:56:19 to 0:56:34( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: another, but that defendant was acquitted. of seven other men convicted on conspiracy charges, no one served more than six years for the death of three innocent individuals in this the

Daniel E. Lungren

0:56:34 to 0:56:51( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: united states of america. it was not until january 6, 2005, that mississippi indicted edgar r. killan on three counts of murder. he was found guilty on three counts of manslaughter on june

Daniel E. Lungren

0:56:51 to 0:57:04( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: 1, 2005. the 45th anniversary of the crime. there is no doubt that justice so delayed warrants our honoring of these three civil rights heroes some 45 years after their death. d last year congress

Daniel E. Lungren

0:57:04 to 0:57:19( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: passed the unsolved civil rights crime act, which came out of our committee with bipartisan support and it directs the attorney general to designate a deputy chief within the civil rights division

Daniel E. Lungren

0:57:19 to 0:57:35( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: of the department of justice and a supervisory special agent within the f.b.i. to coordinate the investigation and prosecution of unsolved civil rights era murders. we've got to do it now because

Daniel E. Lungren

0:57:35 to 0:57:49( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: the perpetrators of these crimes have been able to live in freedom for so long. and some say why go after old men in their last years? because in fact they should not have the opportunity to live

Daniel E. Lungren

0:57:49 to 0:58:03( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: out their lives without being held responsible for thesepo horrendous acts. the bill also provides much-needed resources to the department of justice, the f.b.i., state and local law enforcement officials

Al Green

0:58:03 to 0:58:17( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: to prosecute these cases. madam speaker, the f.b.i.'s identified nearly 100 outstanding case that is still need to be assessed. many of these murders are 30 or 40 years old. obviously they're

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