Mississippi Burining

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Mississippi Burning This movie is about the racism in Mississippi during the sixties. It's about the Ku Klux Klan who terrorized anyone with the "wrong color"�. The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacy hate organization who claim they are against all the evils who do not accept Jesus. The Ku Klux Klan burned down their houses, they looked down on every one who was not white, and they definitely had no respect for anyone outside Mississippi.

The story is told in the year of 1964 in a little town outside Mississippi, called Jessup County. The people who live there are farmers, and they are pretty much isolated from the rest of the world. The police are corrupt, and they either support or are a part of the Ku Klux Klan, or the KKK as they also are called. If anything happens the police see nothing, and then no one talks about it.

These are true corrupt cops.

Then one day, 3 young men suddenly disappear after a visit to Jessup County, and no one pretends to hear about it. The young men were sent to talk about the civil rights in the south, they were two white Jewish men, and one black man. After some time FBI sends two men Anderson and Ward, to clear up the chase. Mr. Ward is the younger boss with only a little experience, and Mr. Anderson is the old cop who has a lot of routine, and his own methods of receiving information.

They have only been there for a couple of days before they find out that there is something wrong. So Mr. Anderson calls for a lot of backup, and he buys an old motel and builds up a headquarters. Mr. Anderson is against the idea, because the citizens in the...