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New Video: Racial Rumble Over Texas Dragging Death

VIDEO COURTESY OF CBS AFFILIATE KTVT DALLAS/FORT WORTH

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Both sides got their say in a racially charged standoff between Black Panthers and white supremacists in a small east Texas town.

The dust up was sparked by outrage by some African Americans over the release of two white men in June who were charged with dragging their black friend to his death behind their truck.

The charges were later dismissed because prosecutors did not feel they had sufficient evidence to continue. Also, another man came forward saying he might have accidentally run Brandon McClelland, 24, over.


Photos: White Supremacists and Black Panthers Square Off

But tensions have grown since then. Brandon McClelland's mother, Jacquline McClelland, has said she felt justice has not been served and she wants to know the truth of her son's death.

In recent days, New Black Panthers vowed to organize protests. White supremacists vowed to confront them. And that's exactly what happened Tuesday in Paris, Texas.

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  • Neil Katz

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