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$1K reward for Ole Miss student racial attack

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A $1,000 reward is being offered by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition for information leading to the arrest of the person of persons responsible for racial attacks on an Ole Miss freshman.

The$1,000 was donated anonymously.

Representatives from the SCLC and Rainbow PUSH will be hosting a news conference Thursday morning, Nov. 15, at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis concerning the attacks on Jamal Woods,  Rev. Dwight Montgomery told FOX13 News.

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"We want to find out the person who are involved with and hope that others will join in with that reward money to increase the amount," Rev. Montgomery said. "Someone knows what happened. The SCLC will not tolerate injustice, be it black against white or blacks against blacks, or any other people. Dr. King stood for justice and this day and time we can not tolerate what is happening at Ole Miss."

The first set of racial attacks started Aug. 24 at the Oxford, Miss., campus when someone wrote racial slurs on Woods' dorm room door. Shortly after that, there was more profanity and racial slurs written on his door with a Sharpie.

Two months later on Nov. 5 campus police woke Woods up to tell him that something was wrong with his truck. All four tires on his truck were slashed. The letters KKK were cut into his truck's hood. The words "Go Home" were carved into the side of his truck and the N-word was scratched into the tailgate.

The truck had been keyed all around as well. The stereo and speakers inside Jamal's truck were removed. The perpetrators even took his radio antennae just to add insult to injury.

Rev. Montgomery claims the university is also alleging Woods tore up his own truck.

Over the weekend the University of Mississippi Police Department turned over information to the FBI regarding vandalism apparently aimed at the African-American freshman. FBI officials told Ole Miss officers on Monday that there was no evidence of any federal violations to bring them into the investigation.

 

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