Congress Opens Cold Case Unit For Civil Rights Era Crimes

Congress moved on Tuesday toward setting aside $100 million to create a Justice Department unit devoted to investigating unsolved murders from the civil rights era.

A bill named in honor of slain black teenager Emmett Till, HR 923, is now advancing through the House and Senate, would establish a division of FBI agents and federal prosecutors who would focus strictly on the racially motivated slayings.

I never saw this coming, what with immigration and the war and Paris Hilton consuming the news, but yeah, why not? 40 years later and a different set of eyes may yield some progress and make some justice while the perps are still alive.

New York Sun link

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