By Tammy Johnson Oct 27, 2008

AP Photo/Matt Slocum Jacquline McClelland poses with a photo of her son Brandon McClelland, Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, in Paris, Texas. Brandon, a black man, was on a late-night beer run across state lines to Oklahoma with two white friends last month and ended up dead on a rural Texas road. Authorities say he was run over by a pickup and then dragged as far as 70 feet beneath the truck. Two white men have been charged with murder in the case. At service, activists decry Texas dragging death PARIS, Texas – Members of the Nation of Islam, the New Black Panthers and the NAACP on Saturday promised protests to bring more attention to the killing of an east Texas man whose death recalls, for some, a notorious decade-old hate crime. Speaker after speaker at a memorial service said they disagreed with the district attorney’s stance that Brandon McClelland’s death was not racially motivated. {AP]