Since I happen to live in Miss. this story has had a lot more meaning to me over the last 2 years - and I can tell you that this is not an isolated incident - as a matter of fact the mayor of Jackson is being sued right now because of these types of raids (and yes he is black) - he is especially close to this as he actually leads these types of raids into low income housing units where he thinks there may be drugs - with no proof - and scares the shit out of all the residents - Im surprised he hasnt been shot although he also wears a flak jacket and army helmet when leading the raids.
Of course Im really pissed because he also conducted these weapons drawn raids on all the strip clubs in Jackson reminiscent of the old prohibition type raids breaking everything int he building on their way in and destroying all the liquor bottles
This case you cite is one that although I totally agree the guy was innocent of capital murder and had lousy representation - he will be put to death because the idiot governor wont stop it - he never does pardon anyone no matter what.
I also would have investigated the avenue of why in heck the other cops in the raid, if this guy was standing up like they said, didnt shoot back - doesnt make any sense - but knowing the police forces around here - I know exactly how the evidence got into the trial