Nineteen-year-old Deryl Dedmon is a white teenager that was out joyriding on a hot summer’s day in June, searching for a black person to terrorize and he and his friends found James Craig Anderson. According to the Huffington Post, Dedmon admitted that he and a group of white teens were partying in Puckett, a small town outside the capital city, when he suggested they find a black man to harass and went to Jackson because of its majority-black population. They found 47-year-old Anderson before dawn outside a hotel. Anderson was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was beaten before Dedmon ran over him.