Friday, February 21, 2020
Overheard at the Counter: George Stinney Jr
14 years old.
Still a child.
Still only a child.
But in the minds of 12 white adults, he committed a double murder based only on what another white adult claimed was his confession.
In 10 minutes they convicted him.
Only 10 minutes.
It took him longer than that to die in the electric chair.
14 minutes of agony, because the helmet was too big for his head and slipped off after the first jolt of electricity.
Decades later, another century later, and America is still murdering black teenagers.
When is this slaughter going to end?