Back in 1955, the supposed offense committed by 14-year-old Emmett Till in rural Mississippi was to whistle at a married white woman. He was murdered, presumably by the woman's husband and his friends. NBC's Pete Williams told us that case is now closed, since a grand jury found insufficient evidence that the woman herself, now widowed at age 73, was a conspirator with her husband. CBS' Bob Orr estimated that there are 100-or-so cases of unpunished racist killings in southern states from the Civil Rights era, "a festering reminder of an ugly time." He covered the FBI's pledge to reopen them to see if any can be prosecuted: "Agents say they are pursuing promising new leads in more than a dozen."
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