James Byrd Jr /// 163 /// 164

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  • Smokie

    Smokie Blue ball, Ohio

    Boys, I love the show, and I appreciate you bringing this horrible crime to light, but I'm sorry, this is one time I can't listen. It's too terrible what happened.

    Boys,
    I love the show, and I appreciate you bringing this horrible crime to light, but I'm sorry, this is one time I can't listen. It's too terrible what happened.

  • B

    B Parts Unknown

    When I initially read the title for the new episode, my stomach dropped immediately. Then I realized I wasn't quite sure I remembered the story. I looked it up and of course I did remember, my initial reaction being correct. I don't know what it is about this crime, I think it's because the investigation was pretty straight forward so what most people remember is how he died. I thank you guys for doing this and you did a great job but it was very hard to get through.

    When I initially read the title for the new episode, my stomach dropped immediately. Then I realized I wasn't quite sure I remembered the story. I looked it up and of course I did remember, my initial reaction being correct. I don't know what it is about this crime, I think it's because the investigation was pretty straight forward so what most people remember is how he died. I thank you guys for doing this and you did a great job but it was very hard to get through.

  • .

    . .

    What's with the homophobia in this episode? The word 'sissy' is considered a slur by many LGBT people - and joking about 'kissy faces' and 'holding hands'? You don't need to suggest men are gay because they're close friends. Not a good look TCG!

    What's with the homophobia in this episode? The word 'sissy' is considered a slur by many LGBT people - and joking about 'kissy faces' and 'holding hands'? You don't need to suggest men are gay because they're close friends. Not a good look TCG!

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    sissy means a cowardly person and that was our usage. Nic

    sissy means a cowardly person and that was our usage.
    Nic

  • Gigi

    Gigi Houston

    Great episode! I remember this horrifying incident very well. You guys did James Byrd, Jr. justice with this. 👍🏼

    Great episode! I remember this horrifying incident very well. You guys did James Byrd, Jr. justice with this. 👍🏼

  • Cam

    Cam Texas

    Homophobia? Oh come on that is ridiculous. I am more worried that you are defending the scum who were white supremacists, racists and cold blooded murders who did this to an innocent man who feel no remorse. Keep it up Nic and Captain! Love your work!

    Homophobia? Oh come on that is ridiculous. I am more worried that you are defending the scum who were white supremacists, racists and cold blooded murders who did this to an innocent man who feel no remorse.

    Keep it up Nic and Captain!

    Love your work!

  • Louise H

    Louise H Michigan

    I remember when this happened. I can't believe humans did this to another. I'm not pro-capital punishment but in this case I'm not shedding a tear. Good work as always guys!

    I remember when this happened. I can't believe humans did this to another. I'm not pro-capital punishment but in this case I'm not shedding a tear. Good work as always guys!

  • Mari

    Mari California

    I just recently read on the internet that a similar crime happened in 1983 to a 23 year old man named Timothy Coggins. They just caught the killers just recently. Justice does prevail no matter how much time has passed. Appreciate you guys bringing crimes like this to light and the research you do. Love the podcast.

    I just recently read on the internet that a similar crime happened in 1983 to a 23 year old man named Timothy Coggins. They just caught the killers just recently. Justice does prevail no matter how much time has passed. Appreciate you guys bringing crimes like this to light and the research you do. Love the podcast.

  • Leesa

    Leesa Chicago

    I really appreciate that you went into the details of the crime. So many podcatas skip over it for many reasons, which I get, but I appreciate when the actual crime details and injuries are discussed. It provokes so much more emotion and really paints a picture of how horrendous the murderers are.

    I really appreciate that you went into the details of the crime. So many podcatas skip over it for many reasons, which I get, but I appreciate when the actual crime details and injuries are discussed. It provokes so much more emotion and really paints a picture of how horrendous the murderers are.

  • David

    David Bedford

    Was living down in Beaumont early 90s. Didn't something like this happen in Vidor around then too? I might be mixing things up. This is why I take such offense to "White Supremacist" being thrown around so loosely today. If you call me one, you are calling me these guys. Just think about that for a second before you do, because if you do it to the wrong person's face there may be a podcast about you.

    Was living down in Beaumont early 90s. Didn't something like this happen in Vidor around then too? I might be mixing things up.

    This is why I take such offense to "White Supremacist" being thrown around so loosely today. If you call me one, you are calling me these guys. Just think about that for a second before you do, because if you do it to the wrong person's face there may be a podcast about you.

  • JTallroth

    JTallroth

    1998 people. Just think about that for a minute. 1998. Not 1898 not 1928 or even 1978. This happened in 1998. Thanks for reminding us - sadly we need to be reminded. Terrible and so sad. You did a great job! @jtallroth

    1998 people. Just think about that for a minute. 1998. Not 1898 not 1928 or even 1978. This happened in 1998. Thanks for reminding us - sadly we need to be reminded. Terrible and so sad. You did a great job!
    @jtallroth

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Yes David, unfortunately something happened in 93 in Vidor. I think some people of color who recently had moved there were chased out of town. Not sure if this is what you're referencing because if I remember correctly Vidor has had more than one of these types of treatment and behavior from its white citizens. I believe Vidor had the "whites only after dark" warning signs. Nic

    Yes David, unfortunately something happened in 93 in Vidor. I think some people of color who recently had moved there were chased out of town. Not sure if this is what you're referencing because if I remember correctly Vidor has had more than one of these types of treatment and behavior from its white citizens. I believe Vidor had the "whites only after dark" warning signs.
    Nic

  • brandon

    brandon Chicago il

    I love the show, the James Byrd jr was hard to listen to I am never amazed at what we do to each other I am a Caucasian and this mad me very ashamed to be one . I have a little girl who is at the age were she is color blind and loves everybody I wish we could take that example stick to it it saddens me that we as a race ( human race) can not do it I do agree with the caption the punishment should have been those bags of shit be dragged to there death . Keep up the good work I look forward every week to the show

    I love the show, the James Byrd jr was hard to listen to I am never amazed at what we do to each other I am a Caucasian and this mad me very ashamed to be one . I have a little girl who is at the age were she is color blind and loves everybody I wish we could take that example stick to it
    it saddens me that we as a race ( human race) can not do it
    I do agree with the caption the punishment should have been those bags of shit be dragged to there death .
    Keep up the good work I look forward every week to the show

  • Andrea

    Andrea Tewksbury, MA

    I grew up about 3 hours from Jasper and was 10 when this murder took place. I remember when this happened because it was the first time I understood how evil people could be to one another. Jasper is in East Texas which is known (if you're local) for deep, deep racism still to this day. I choked up as soon as I saw this was the case you were covering. It's just so, so awful. You guys did a great job talking about this case without losing your minds in anger (but also with just the right amount of anger because we should all still be furious this happened).

    I grew up about 3 hours from Jasper and was 10 when this murder took place. I remember when this happened because it was the first time I understood how evil people could be to one another. Jasper is in East Texas which is known (if you're local) for deep, deep racism still to this day. I choked up as soon as I saw this was the case you were covering. It's just so, so awful. You guys did a great job talking about this case without losing your minds in anger (but also with just the right amount of anger because we should all still be furious this happened).

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Chicago

    Hell yeah they're sissys! A sissy is a coward, freaking snowflake...Who gives a shit that 1% of the population doesn't like the word and apparently doesn't understand the meaning. This was a horrible crime. I can't listen to the shows about children, it's just too hard, this was equally as hard. I couldn't imagine being a black person & hearing this, it would make me look at whites in a whole new light. 1998???!!!! That's insane! This must have been hard to research, thanks for find such a great job, you really made James seem like a wonderful man. I cried hard for his death. God bless his family.

    Hell yeah they're sissys! A sissy is a coward, freaking snowflake...Who gives a shit that 1% of the population doesn't like the word and apparently doesn't understand the meaning.
    This was a horrible crime. I can't listen to the shows about children, it's just too hard, this was equally as hard. I couldn't imagine being a black person & hearing this, it would make me look at whites in a whole new light. 1998???!!!! That's insane! This must have been hard to research, thanks for find such a great job, you really made James seem like a wonderful man. I cried hard for his death. God bless his family.

  • The Lady

    The Lady Parts Unknown

    Senseless and horrific. I agree with what someone mentioned above. I also have to skip the ones about kids and this one was equally difficult to get through. I'm impressed with how you covered this case. I emailed you a couple weeks ago (I know you get a lot of emails!) regarding a case that has received little to no attention outside the surrounding area in which it was committed. Carol Jenkins was a young black woman also brutally and senselessly murdered in small town Indiana. This was in 1968, so sadly not an uncommon tale for the time. I know you get a lot of suggestions but I really think you would do a great job with it. There are so many stories and myths surrounding her murder, its almost impossible to know fact from fiction. I'm a somewhat new listener and appreciate your mix of seriousness with occasional comic relief. Great job and thanks for what you do.

    Senseless and horrific. I agree with what someone mentioned above. I also have to skip the ones about kids and this one was equally difficult to get through. I'm impressed with how you covered this case. I emailed you a couple weeks ago (I know you get a lot of emails!) regarding a case that has received little to no attention outside the surrounding area in which it was committed. Carol Jenkins was a young black woman also brutally and senselessly murdered in small town Indiana. This was in 1968, so sadly not an uncommon tale for the time. I know you get a lot of suggestions but I really think you would do a great job with it. There are so many stories and myths surrounding her murder, its almost impossible to know fact from fiction. I'm a somewhat new listener and appreciate your mix of seriousness with occasional comic relief. Great job and thanks for what you do.

  • Susan

    Susan Perryville, Missouri

    Believe me I know what I am getting myself into when I click play on true crime podcasts, however I had to stop listening to the second half of this one. It was just too much, usually you can skip if it gets to graphic but this one just kept coming. I love you podcast but this one needs a big warning on it. I feel for the loss of all the victims you discuss but the reading of the coroners report on this one detailing his pain just hit deep in my soul.

    Believe me I know what I am getting myself into when I click play on true crime podcasts, however I had to stop listening to the second half of this one. It was just too much, usually you can skip if it gets to graphic but this one just kept coming. I love you podcast but this one needs a big warning on it. I feel for the loss of all the victims you discuss but the reading of the coroners report on this one detailing his pain just hit deep in my soul.

  • Leo Lantz

    Leo Lantz North Dakota

    Thank you for doing this podcast.This is such an important issue we have today and this crime hasnot been given enough attention.🙏

    Thank you for doing this podcast.This is such an important issue we have today and this crime hasnot been given enough attention.🙏

  • Claire

    Claire Ontario, Canada

    I was starting to enjoy the podcast, especially after hearing how firmly you put down the white supremacist message someone included with a donation but it's quite disappointing that you and many listeners seem unwilling to listen to the people informing you that some of the language you used was homophobic. You're entertaining but as a member of the queer community I think it's going to be too stressful to continue listening.

    I was starting to enjoy the podcast, especially after hearing how firmly you put down the white supremacist message someone included with a donation but it's quite disappointing that you and many listeners seem unwilling to listen to the people informing you that some of the language you used was homophobic. You're entertaining but as a member of the queer community I think it's going to be too stressful to continue listening.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Thank you for the feedback Claire. I apologize if that is how we come off sounding. That is certainly not our intention. We welcome all into the Garage and respect your thoughts and feelings. Cheers to you! Nic and The Captain

    Thank you for the feedback Claire. I apologize if that is how we come off sounding. That is certainly not our intention. We welcome all into the Garage and respect your thoughts and feelings.
    Cheers to you!
    Nic and The Captain

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