Lynching, regardless who is lynched, is an horrific crime against humanity. It's not only the cowardly murder of a human being, but it also is the gutting of the conscience of the perpetrators. Everyone loses, including the society at large. From statistics provided by the Archives at Tuskegee Institute, February 1979. The overall total of reported blacks (3,446 ) lynched between 1882 and 1968 is more than double than that of whites (1,297) being lynched. Out of the 44 states mentioned above, 23 of the states reported more whites being lynched than blacks. According to Edward Knappman's book, Great American Trials, a lynch mob stormed a jail in the Big Easy (New Orleans) in 1891 and lynched 11 Italian-Americans who were accused of killing police Superintendent (David Hennessy) a year earlier. At least one of the defendants, according to the book, might have been innocent. They were victims of what has been called America's greatest mass lynching. Click Here to see the overview of all reported lynching.