Check out this quote about Celtics great Kevin Garnett:
Kevin began high school as a 6’6, pencil thin 9th grader immediately earning the starting nod for the Maudlin High School Mavericks. His game was beginning to take off and Kevin was starting to build a name for himself, when everything took a turn. In the summer going into Kevin’s Sr. year of high school, Kevin and 5 friends were charged with second-degree lynching (charges were later dropped). This prompted the move to Chicago where Kevin would flourish.2nd Degree lynching? According to Wikipedia:
during the summer prior to his senior year of high school, Kevin was in the general vicinity of a fight between black and white students. Although, not directly involved, Garnett was arrested. Due to the racially charged incident and fearful of being a target, Garnett decided to leave Mauldin.Does anyone know any more about this KG arrest? Is lynching really a charge in cases where no one gets lynched? As usual I'm too lazy to actually do any research on this myself, but it struck me as cosmically odd...
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