Southern trees bear strange fruit

From the Sun-Sentinel:

Belle Glade … The stark image conjures up a bleak chapter in American history: a black man’s body dangling from a tree.

That’s what Bernice Golden found on May 28, her son’s body hanging from a schefflera tree just outside his grandmother’s Belle Glade home.

She can’t believe Feraris Golden’s death was a suicide as police suspect. Just hours earlier, he had been joking with friends at a nearby mom-and-pop convenience store.

Are we living in the 1930s? How did he kill himself with his hands tied behind his back?

One response to “Southern trees bear strange fruit

  1. Well technically you could tie your hands, step over them, and then jump from the tree. Not likely though. I'd check out the next local KKK meeting.