*Instead of LUNCHING at a Joe’s Crab Shack in Roseville, Minnesota, one couple claims to have dealt with a LYNCHING — or at least a photo of one, prominently displayed as decor at their table.
Yes. In 2016.
In addition, they say the photograph “had a cartoon character saying ‘All I said was I didn’t like the gumbo’” — implying that that was the reason the guy got lynched.
“We just instantly felt sick and confused,” one of the diners said.
I said “Yes. In 2016.”
In actuality, the photo showed the public execution of a black man named Richard Burleson, who was 21 years old when he was hung, after having been found guilty of robbing and murdering a white man in Groesbeck, Texas in 1895.
It seems that the Death Penalty Information Center, a non-profit organization that promotes informed discussion of the death penalty, confirmed that Burleson’s hanging was a legal execution. However, the center said that it’s important to note that death penalty laws were very different in 1895 than they are today.
Read more and see the actual photo at EURThisNthat.