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?

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