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America And Its Racist Folk Heroes

The cult of the anti-black vigilante has a long history

Terrence Johnson, 16, is escorted outside the courthouse in Upper Marlboro, Maryland May 4, 1979 after being sentenced to 25 years in jail in the shooting of a Prince George’s County police officer. — (Photo by Gerald Martineau. The image is an auction find.)

In the summer of 1978, 15-year-old Terrence Johnson was taken into custody by Prince George’s County Police (Prince George’s County is located right outside Washington D.C.). According to Johnson’s account, he was being beaten and mistreated in an interrogation room by an officer. Johnson was taken to the…




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