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Murder of Cpl. Roman Ducksworth, Jr.
Cpl. Roman Ducksworth, Jr. was a military police officer who was riding a bus in Taylorsville, MS. He was commanded to leave the bus by a police officer that mistook him for a Freedom Rider. Refusing to leave, he was shot dead. The NAACP took on the case, but it was ruled a justifiable homicide.