Sunday, August 14, 2022

Criminal Justice

by Kimberlee Kruesi --  NASHVILLE — A Tennessee trial court judge improperly reduced a Black inmate’s death sentence to life in prison last year, a state appeals court has ruled. Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman (AHB’-dur-RAK’-mahn) was scheduled to be executed in April, but...
by Travis Loller -- NASHVILLE – The first bill to be pre-filed for the upcoming legislative session in Tennessee seeks to give people with an intellectual disability, who have been sentenced to death, a chance to prove their disability...
by Claudia Lauer -- PHILADELPHIA — The family of a Black man killed by Philadelphia police officers in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police...
The commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington D.C. brought a dedicated few to downtown’s I Am A Man Plaza to advocate for justice in the Pervis Payne death penalty case. Payne, who has maintained...
Pervis Payne, 53, has been housed on Tennessee’s death row for 33 years. Execution is set for Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. But a growing coalition of legal allies and organizations are pushing for Gov. Bill Lee to free Payne, who...
by Travis Loller --  NASHVILLE — A Tennessee death row inmate who has always claimed innocence asked the governor on Monday to commute his sentence to life in prison. Pervis Payne is scheduled to die on Dec. 3 for the 1987...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the wake of the decision not to prosecute Kentucky police officers for killing Breonna Taylor, authorities and activists alike wrestled Thursday with the question of what comes next amid continued demands for justice in the...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor’s death. The jury announced...
by Adrian Sainz -- MEMPHIS — DNA tests on a knife and other evidence must be performed in the case of a Tennessee death row inmate facing execution in December for the stabbing deaths of a woman and her daughter...
by Mike Householder and Tammy Webber -- KENOSHA, Wis. — Anger over the shooting of a Black man by police spilled into the streets of Kenosha for a second night Monday, with police again firing tear gas at hundreds of...