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Ole Miss Student Charged for Defacing Meredith Statue

James Meredith integrates Ole Miss, flanked by Justice Department agent, John Doar (right) and U.S. Marshall James McShane (left).
James Meredith integrates Ole Miss, flanked by Justice Department agent, John Doar (right) and U.S. Marshall James McShane (left).

Jerry Mitchell, The Clarion-Ledger via USA TODDAY

 
JACKSON, Miss. (USA Today)—Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Felicia C. Adams of the Northern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway of the FBI Jackson Office announced Friday that a man was charged with federal civil rights crimes for engaging in threatening conduct directed at African American students and employees at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.

Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African American students because of their race or color.

 

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