Williams Raps Double Standard Law Forces

Newspaper Article
Fri, 02/11/1966
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The author reports that Representative John Bell Williams accused the Jackson, Mississippi administration of applying a double standard in enforcing the law by prosecuting alleged civil rights violations, but ignoring unlawful acts committed by civil rights activists. The author reports that after the attempted take-over of Greenville Air Force Base, Williams asked Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach why the militant group was not prosecuted. A Justice Department spokesperson responded by explaining that the Air Force police were not carrying out orders from the Justice Department, and that the issue was convoluted by the fact that the Federal Government leases the land to the Air Force.

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Document Description: one-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "Delta Ministry (Div. of Nat'l Council of Churches) pro, anti-literature"; part of "Exhibit A- A series of clippings about The Delta Ministry and the sit-in at the Greenville Air Force Base in Greenville, Mississippi" (1C/S03.01); The publication date of the article (noted above) was written in pencil on the article or on a photocopy of the article.

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