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Lynch

1. David. born 1946, US film director; his work includes the films Eraserhead (1977), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), and Mulholland Drive (2001) and the television series Twin Peaks (1990)
2. John, known as Jack Lynch. 1917--99, Irish statesman; prime minister of the Republic of Ireland (1966--73; 1977--79)
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Patna: The state government in Bihar headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has initiated measures to check frequent cases of mob lynchings.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 26 (ANI): The intellectuals who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the lynching incidents in the nation are trying to give it a religious color, said BJP leader and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's grandson, Chandra Kumar Bose, on Friday.
Lynching due to mobocracy has become routine after the Modi government assumed power in 2014.
Lynchings became widespread after the Civil War (1861-65), mostly in the South, as a tool to re-establish white supremacy--the belief that white people are superior to people of all other races and should therefore have control over society.
Dreiser's tragic vision, I suggest, may have been instigated by the prodigious rise of lynching after the Civil War through the early twentieth century.
In February 2015, EJI released Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, a ground-breaking report that documents more than 4000 lynchings of people of African descent (Black people) in the United States between 1877 and 1950.
According to a recent New York Times story, nearly 4,000 named lynching victims met their deaths in 12 states between 1877-1950.
The individual lynchings covered in these chapters are surely some of the most gruesome ever recorded, but Dunn considers it necessary to document them, not only for the historical record but so that we can learn from them and ensure that this kind of violence never happens again.
In 1893 and 1894, after a series of high-profile lynchings in the US, African American journalist and civil rights activist Ida B.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Lynchings of black Americans were more widespread than previously thought, according to a new report published by the Equal Justice Initiative.
An appendix provides a list of the documented lynchings in the regions discussed, complete with racial identification of the victim, alleged offense, means of the murder, and that source documenting the event--a valuable resource for scholars who may wish to examine this subject further.