Man Gets 11-Year Sentence for Cross Burning

HATTIESBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — The white Mississippi who burned a cross on a black family’s lawn in 2017 will be spending 11 years in federal prison. 38-year-old Louie Bernard Revette pled guilty in April to one count each of interference with housing rights, which is a federal civil rights violation, and of using fire during the commission of a federal felony. Revette admitted that he recruited another man to help build a cross to burn near the home of a teenager in a predominantly black area of Seminary, Mississippi on October 24, 2017, and said he did it to “threaten, frighten and intimidate” people because of their race. Seminary is a town of with about 300 residents, located about 70 miles south of Jackson.

 


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