Probe Mob Lynching

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Kokomo Tribune
Place of publication: Kokomo, Indiana
Date of publication: 9/25/1933 0:00
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Second in Tuscaloosa County Alabama in Six Weeks Stirs Officers. Tuscaloosa, Ala, Sept. 25.- The second lynching in Tuscaloosa county within the past six weeks was under investigation by the sheriff’s department today. Sheriff Shamblin ordered the inquiry yesterday after the body of Dennis Cross, Negro under bond on a chance of assaulting a white woman, was taken from his hime by men posing as officers and shot to death. The sheriff said he was told the group of six or seven men appeared at the negro’s home and told Dennis it was necessary for him to go to Tuscaloosa and post a larger bond. The slaying of Dennis followed by six weeks to the day the lynching of Dan Pippen Jr., and A.T. Harden negroes under indictment in a charge of murdering daughter of a Tuscaloosa county farmer.