North Carolina sheriff apologizes for predecessor's 1952 attempted lynching

"It's just the right thing to do. We're all human beings and we need to make sure we treat each other that way," Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker said.
1:55 | 06/14/19

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Council is now 86 years old. But remembers what happened to him back in 1958 who like it was yesterday. They put. They that it will. You tell you. It would have witnessed. Thank you again. Council says two deputies hanged him from maturity off with an accountant and road after he wouldn't confess to a robbery. He survived to tell the story. They rule. We'll and today you wake county sheriff Gerald baker apologized on behalf of the department for the inhumane treatment counseling tolerance so long ago. What accounts should follow loan Jean Paul's. To you. Won't happen to you bone removed. Of this office sheriff baker offering counseling teen to the wake county sheriff's office an open invitation to visit any time. And a promise to never let the past repeat itself integrity accountability. Wooldridge has Burton who try to be consistent when will we do it today. Sheriff baker also going one step further and removing a photograph of Robert cousins from the department's wall of honor. He was sheriff at the time. It was just the right thing to do. We will all he will Britain's. We will need to really should we treat so that way. Counsel Stanley also sharing their appreciation for the new sheriff's actions many times. I'll miss this recognition is given the presence belong here. Anderson but that witness accounts he sits there and he can't you. And he really truly appreciate you into it yet and he made sure to let everyone know exactly how grateful he is. 67. Years later. And this. They. So.

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