Armed community brothers pose in front of the Emmett Till Memorial, may face federal charges

Armed community brothers pose in front of the Emmett Till Memorial, may face federal charges

Three brothers have been suspended from the University of Mississippi fraternity, and possibly face federal accusations, while holding a shotgun and a semi-automatic rifle, Emmett Till was killed in honor of the civil rights icon in a bullet-redhead sign To take a picture in front AR-15

The complaint filed with the UM Office of Student Conduct states, "The photo is on the Instagram, in which hundreds of people prefer and no one has said anything."

The Mississippi Research Report Center, a member of the Propioca Local Reporting Network, reviewed the complaint and received a copy of the image in question, which was taken earlier this year.

Ole Miss student and member of Alpha Kappa Order, Ben Lcller published it on his personal page in March and allegedly held a shotgun.

You can see his two brothers in the community; giving him a glimpse of John Lowe and another young man who has not yet identified himself, posing next to him, the last of which is wearing AR-15.

A fourth person, called a photographer, can also be with the trio, the complaint says.

It was told that after attracting their attention by the Investigation Report Center, the KA officials suspended Lekley, Lowe and the other person on Wednesday.

"Photo is inappropriate, insensitive and unacceptable. It does not represent our chapters, "said Taylor Anderson, president of Ole Miss Kappa Alpha Order in a central email," We will continue to communicate with our national organization and the university. "

The image was also shown to Federal prosecutor Chad Lamar of the North Mississippi district in Oxford and it was decided to refer to the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department for further investigation.

"We will work with them," he said on Thursday.

Ole Miss officials condemned the students' actions and called the photo "insulting and hurtful". He claimed to receive a copy in March, which he sent to the university police and then handed over to the FBI.

University spokesman Rod Guajardo told the research report center that the FBI decided not to investigate the incident because the image "did not represent a specific threat."

He said that although the image can be "insulting", it is not a violation of the wet miss code of conduct because it was taken in the off-campus, and not in the university affiliate program.

However, the school "is ready to help the community with educational opportunities for those members and chapters," Guajardo said.

In 2008, the immaculate til sign, which was captured in the photo, has been written several times.

The Vandals allegedly threw the first site marker on the nearby Taalchchi river, where Til's body was thrown after his lining of 1955. The second was repeatedly shot, and officials estimated that it was launched 315 times in 2016 before being removed.

The third and most recent indication, which was imprisoned in the IG photo, was to be removed after the removal from the bullet last week. It is not clear whether Leclier, Lowe and other young people were responsible or not.

The brothers' brothers are the only students who were attacked for events related to civil rights.

A trio of Sigma Phi Epsilon members was beaten several years ago with federal charges after placing a nose with a comb flag in the neck of a statue of James Meredith.

Meredith was the first black student to be known to participate in Ole Miss.

According to the research report center, one of the members of the community, sentenced to six months' jail to use African-American students and employees to scare because of their race or color.

Everyone has retired from college. After an internal investigation, the Sigma fees school chapter was closed.

"Hazing, the use of alcohol by minors, misuse of alcohol and not adhering to the University and Community Code of Conduct" were the reasons why the National Headquarters of the community were discontinuing the chapter.