Mississippi Sentenced to 42 Months In Prison For Burning Cross to Scare Black Family

Posted on AllSides March 14th, 2023
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A Gulfport, Mississippi, man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison, three years post-release supervision, and ordered to pay $7,810 in fines after burning a cross in his front yard in an attempt to intimidate a Black family. According to The Associated Press, Axel Cox violated the Fair Housing Act after he threatened Black neighbors, as well as using racially abusive language toward the Black family before burning a cross. After a dispute with the Black family, according to the Associated Press, Cox built a cross by wedging pieces...

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