Monday, 17 October 2011

Redding, California

God, Country and Family. Redding, Califoria.
From Yuba City we drive slowly to Redding, setting the GPS to avoid the freeway as much as possible.
As we drive into town, the shopping malls alongside the freeways seem to be busy and we arrive in Redding around 4pm and decide to take a walk around downtown. Hardly a soul in sight apart from a few homeless people and a few people buying takeaways.
We met a guy who asked for some change, we started talking and he turned out to be a white racist. Having spent 10 years in Prison, he was proud of his tattoos, showing us this one on his back, inscribed "God, Country, Family". His dream was to ride a horse through Ireland.

When we got back to the motel we found out that Redding had a infamous double murder in 1999.
Gary Matson and Winfield Mowder were a gay couple who were murdered by white supremacist brothers Benjamin Matthew Williams and James Tyler Williams. The Williams brothers confessed killing the couple because they were gay.

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