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Mississippi Burning Reaction Essay To complete this assignment, you must view the 1988 movie Mississippi Burning starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. Or if you prefer, you can elect to pursue the alternative to the movie. Assignment: View the 1988 movie Mississippi Burning. In a reaction paper consisting of no less than 4 full pages typed, discuss the specific tactics used by the Ku Klux Klan in the movie, as well as the tactics used initially, and the eventually, by the FBI in their investigation of the Klan. Would you characterize the Klan's activities in the movie as terrorism or simply as crime? If you believe it was terrorism, does that mean that all who were members of the local Klan in the movie should be responsible for any terrorist acts committed by the Klan?
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Unformatted text preview: Finally, discuss whether you think the actions of the FBI to solve the case were ethical in light of the greater good. Beyond these preceding topics, you may discuss any other issues emerging from the movie that you see fit to address. Due Date: April 23, 2010 Alternative to the Movie: If your situation prevents you from accessing the movie, you may instead conduct an internet search on the case of U.S. vs. Cecil Price et al. (1967), which is the case that the movie is based on. In conducting your research, you will be spared some of the liberties taken in the movie concerning how the investigation unfolded. Even so, answer the same questions listed above based upon your research. Include in your commentary whether you think the FBI could have done more....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2010 for the course POL / LAWE 425 taught by Professor Jeffbumgarner during the Spring '10 term at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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