Another Dragging Death in Texas Raises Tensions

PARIS, Texas (AP) _ Two white men have been charged with murder
in the death of a black man dragged under a pickup truck in East
Texas last month.
Brandon McClelland's death has powerful echoes of the dragging
death of another black man, James Byrd, in the same area a decade
ago.
Black activists and the victim's mother are calling it a racist
attack. But prosecutors cast doubt on that, noting the three were
friends.
But they are investigating reports one of the defendants had
been in a white supremacist gang in prison.

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