All the way back to 1970?
Investigators in Atlanta are revisiting the Atlanta Child Murders. I mention in My Jams 1980 that these murders horrified Black parents and children in Atlanta, and, frankly, throughout Georgia–myself included.
If I’m being honest, I have never believed that the man that they arrested was responsible for all of those murders. Authorities linked him to two adults who were murdered around the same time and called that shit good.
Basically, after they arrested him, THAT was IT…
It seemed that they decided that he was probably the one who killed them all!
So they packed the whole thing up and were pretty much done with it…
Now, although they were finished with it, Black folks were most assuredly NOT!
Back in those days, we were convinced that the murderer had to be someone who could compel children to do as they were told.
To put it bluntly, we all thought it was a police officer working in concert with the KKK. Or, worse, someone who was one and the same.
According to the article linked below, cases are being re-evaluated in light of DNA testing advancements; and, the timeline for these murders is being extended all the way back to 1970 moving forward to 1985.
We were under the impression that the timeline began around 1980.
Just when you think we’ve hit rock bottom, there is always more American underbelly to explore.
It’s all in the stars, my dear.
The truth is being revealed…
REST IN PEACE to all of those babies, known and unknown.