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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - W. Robert Ming Jr.
Edgar Dyer, a university administrator in South Carolina, was reading his hometown newspaper's coverage of Martin Luther King Jr. Day about 10 years ago when he noticed something unusual in a timeline of key events in King's life.
In the spring of 1944, a secret military probe targeted a 33-year-old black Army private named W. Robert Ming Jr.
"If you men in the jury go home and add up your bank deposits and want the state to consider that your total income, which is taxable, then you will convict the defendant," Ming was quoted as telling jurors before deliberations.
Ming pointed out that state law didn't apply on a military installation.