if we've never heard about it, you ever consider that?
In 2005, John McNeil rushed to the aid of his son who had been threatened in the family's backyard by Brian Epp with a knife. When McNeil arrived on the scene, Epp charged toward him. McNeil pulled his gun and fired a warning shot into the ground. But Epp kept coming until McNeil ended the situation with a single shot to the head. In 2006, McNeil was convicted of felony murder despite a police investigation that found the shooting to be self defense, eye witness testimony backing up that claim, and character witnesses testifying to the ill-temper of Epp.
To the NAACP: whether you believe me or not, fact is we don't give a rats ass what color his skin is; we do care that this appears to be a really nasty case of someone being wrongly convicted of a crime. And if we'd known about it before, we'd have yelled about it before.