Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fr. James Edwin Coyle, R.I.P.

From Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice:
Fr. James Edwin Coyle was murdered on August 11, 1921, by a part-time minister and Ku Klux Klan member, after Fr. Coyle presided at the marriage of the minister's daughter to a Roman Catholic or Puerto Rican descent.  The killer's defense lawyer -- (future Justice) Hugo Black -- pandered to the jury's anti-Catholicism and racism (and Klan ties) in order to secure an acquittal.  Yuck. 
Learn more here. 

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