Thompson wants probe of alleged racial remarks

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson is seeking a federal investigation of allegedly racial comments by a Mississippi youth court prosecutor.
Thompson asked Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday to investigate comments attributed to Jay Gore, a youth court prosecutor in Grenada.

Before a hearing began on Monday for a black teenager, Grenada police Officer Stephen Chism said he heard Gore ask a counselor: “should we just get a rope and hang him? If we can’t hang him nor shoot him what else can we do with him?”

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