Case 159

James Craig Anderson

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Case 159

James Craig Anderson

In the early hours of Sunday, June 26 2011, James Anderson, who went by his middle name of Craig, found himself in a predicament – he had locked his keys inside his car. Craig’s orange Chevy Avalanche was parked in a lot off the Metro Inn, a budget hotel in his home city of Jackson, Mississippi.

Shortly after 4:45 am, as Craig assessed his options, a white Jeep Cherokee SUV carrying four occupants entered the parking lot…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

MTC program: maketheconnection.net/resources/spread-the-word

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched by Holly Boyd

Written by Elsha McGill

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

COURT DOCUMENTS:

Estate of James C. Anderson v. Deryl Dedmon, Jr., et al., Circuit Court of First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, 6 September 2011, Civil Action No. 11-804-CIV

United States of America v Dylan Wade Butler, Deryl Paul Dedmon & John Aaron Rice, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division, 21 March 2012, Criminal No. 3:21C134CWR-FKB

Plea Agreement, United States v Sarah Adelia Graves, Criminal No. 3:14cr87-HTW-FKB, 14 November, 2014

Plea Agreement, United States v Robert Henry Rice, Criminal No. 3:14cr87-HTW-FKB, 7 January 2015

A black Mississippi Judge’s breathtaking speech to 3 white murderers – NPR

 

NEWS ARTICLES:

Jackson ‘white flight’ slows in last decade – Jackson Free Press 

Daryl Dedmon back in jail WLBT 

Black man run over, killed in Mississippi hate crime, DA says – News One

Video intensifies interest in a Mississippi killing – New York Times

What James Craig Anderson’s killing means to America – HuffPost

Internet war of words breaks out in Miss. killing – Fox News 

Community stands against racial injustice – Jacks Free Press 

Hundreds remember Mississippi hate crime victim James Anderson – Color Lines 

‘Reverse Racism’: A sad misnomer for a tragic Mississippi murder – Color Lines 

Weighing race and hate in a Mississippi killing – New York Times 

New details in violent Mississippi murder of James Craig Anderson – Color Lines

James Anderson’s partner can’t join family’s wrongful death suit in Mississippi – Color Lines

White teen accused in hate crime killing of black man says he was ‘seeking revenge’ – Color Lines 

Divided we fall: The killing of James Craig Anderson – Jackson Free Press 

Teen accused in James Anderson’s killing linked to other hate crimes – Color Lines 

Life sentence in Mississippi hate crime case – CNN 

Hate crime indictment tells alleged details of attacks – Clarion Ledger 

Two Mississippi women plead guilty to a series of racially motivated assaults on African-Americans – FBI 

Women get maxim sentences in hate crime death – Clarion Ledger

John Louis Blalack sentenced to 20 years in hate crime – Clarion Ledger 

Jackson passes law to help document hate crimes – USA Today

This is what they did for fun: the story of a modern-day lynching – Buzzfeed News 

Four white men ordered to pay $840,000 for Jim Crow-style killing of Mississippi black man – The Washington Post

Before jailing a young woman, a judge puts her mother’s racist views on the stand – The New York Times 

Mississippi state legislature passes bill to remove confederate symbol from state flag in historic vote – CNN

 

STATUES AND CODES:

2010 Mississippi Code, Title 97, section 97-3-13

 

VIDEOS:

Was Mississippi killing a hate crime? – CNN, Youtube channel 

Exclusive: Metro Inn surveillance video shows attack, slaying16 WAPT News Jackson YouTube channel

State of Mississippi v Deryl Dedmon, video of guilty plea to charge of murder, and the enhancement to capital murder – KingfishMS, via YouTube

Love and Hate Crime, Season 1, Episode 2 ‘Murder in Mississippi’ – Top Hate Productions, 15 January 2018

 

WEBSITES:

Encyclopedia Britannica

The Road to War

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Map USA Project

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Ubuntu Biography Project

The United States Department of Justice

 

 

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In the early hours of Sunday, June 26 2011, James Anderson, who went by his middle name of Craig, found himself in a predicament – he had locked his keys inside his car. Craig’s orange Chevy Avalanche was parked in a lot off the Metro Inn, a budget hotel in his home city of Jackson, Mississippi.

Shortly after 4:45 am, as Craig assessed his options, a white Jeep Cherokee SUV carrying four occupants entered the parking lot…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched by Holly Boyd

Written by Elsha McGill

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

COURT DOCUMENTS:

Estate of James C. Anderson v. Deryl Dedmon, Jr., et al., Circuit Court of First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, 6 September 2011, Civil Action No. 11-804-CIV

United States of America v Dylan Wade Butler, Deryl Paul Dedmon & John Aaron Rice, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division, 21 March 2012, Criminal No. 3:21C134CWR-FKB

Plea Agreement, United States v Sarah Adelia Graves, Criminal No. 3:14cr87-HTW-FKB, 14 November, 2014

Plea Agreement, United States v Robert Henry Rice, Criminal No. 3:14cr87-HTW-FKB, 7 January 2015

A black Mississippi Judge’s breathtaking speech to 3 white murderers – NPR

 

NEWS ARTICLES:

Jackson ‘white flight’ slows in last decade – Jackson Free Press 

Daryl Dedmon back in jail WLBT 

Black man run over, killed in Mississippi hate crime, DA says – News One

Video intensifies interest in a Mississippi killing – New York Times

What James Craig Anderson’s killing means to America – HuffPost

Internet war of words breaks out in Miss. killing – Fox News 

Community stands against racial injustice – Jacks Free Press 

Hundreds remember Mississippi hate crime victim James Anderson – Color Lines 

‘Reverse Racism’: A sad misnomer for a tragic Mississippi murder – Color Lines 

Weighing race and hate in a Mississippi killing – New York Times 

New details in violent Mississippi murder of James Craig Anderson – Color Lines

James Anderson’s partner can’t join family’s wrongful death suit in Mississippi – Color Lines

White teen accused in hate crime killing of black man says he was ‘seeking revenge’ – Color Lines 

Divided we fall: The killing of James Craig Anderson – Jackson Free Press 

Teen accused in James Anderson’s killing linked to other hate crimes – Color Lines 

Life sentence in Mississippi hate crime case – CNN 

Hate crime indictment tells alleged details of attacks – Clarion Ledger 

Two Mississippi women plead guilty to a series of racially motivated assaults on African-Americans – FBI 

Women get maxim sentences in hate crime death – Clarion Ledger

John Louis Blalack sentenced to 20 years in hate crime – Clarion Ledger 

Jackson passes law to help document hate crimes – USA Today

This is what they did for fun: the story of a modern-day lynching – Buzzfeed News 

Four white men ordered to pay $840,000 for Jim Crow-style killing of Mississippi black man – The Washington Post

Before jailing a young woman, a judge puts her mother’s racist views on the stand – The New York Times 

Mississippi state legislature passes bill to remove confederate symbol from state flag in historic vote – CNN

 

STATUES AND CODES:

2010 Mississippi Code, Title 97, section 97-3-13

 

VIDEOS:

Was Mississippi killing a hate crime? – CNN, Youtube channel 

Exclusive: Metro Inn surveillance video shows attack, slaying16 WAPT News Jackson YouTube channel

State of Mississippi v Deryl Dedmon, video of guilty plea to charge of murder, and the enhancement to capital murder – KingfishMS, via YouTube

Love and Hate Crime, Season 1, Episode 2 ‘Murder in Mississippi’ – Top Hate Productions, 15 January 2018

 

WEBSITES:

Encyclopedia Britannica

The Road to War

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Map USA Project

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Ubuntu Biography Project

The United States Department of Justice

 

 

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