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Resource ID: #21988
Subject: Racial Profiling
Source: Dallas Observer
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Date: Mar. 11

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In 1959, a 12 year old white boy is raped, murdered, and stuffed into an icebox in Houston, Texas. For this crime, six black teenagers were arrested. Some served life, one was executed. The Icebox Murder is considered Houston's most infamous race crime, which was forgotten until now. 45 years after the murder, investigative reporter at Dallas Observer tells the story from the eyes of one of the accused murderer and the victim's mother.

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