Sunday, August 14, 2022

Criminal Justice

UPDATED --  Two years after being elected to represent District 33, state Sen. Katrina Robinson, 39, faces federal charges of theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud. At a press conference held in front of the D’Army Bailey Courthouse...
From chokehold bans to ending the money bail system, Tuesday’s (July 14) Southern Justice Summit tackled myriad topics focused on criminal justice reform. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Tonja Sesley-Baymon, president and chief executive officer for the Memphis Urban...
The “Ban the Box” ordinance will get another shot at approval later this month after the Shelby County Board of Commissioners failed to pass the measure Monday (July 14). In yet another effort to reform the criminal justice system, something...
Members of a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force who fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man after he pointed a rifle at them will not be charged in his killing, the top prosecutor in Memphis said Friday. Shelby County District...
 Health Dept. confirms COVID-19 death  -- The Shelby County Health Department's latest released data records a death related to the novel coronavirus. By policy, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) does not release identifiable information about specific cases in order to...
Jennifer Cobbina, Michigan State University High-profile cases of officer brutality against black citizens in recent years have caused Americans to question the racial makeup of their police departments. Many advocates believe that diversifying these forces will help reduce police violence against...
By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press A Tennessee inmate accused of killing a corrections administrator and escaping prison on a tractor has been indicted on charges including premeditated murder and rape. The indictment obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday charges Curtis...
As graduations go, the one held last Saturday morning at LeMoyne-Owen College’s Little Theatre had an element of redemption. Centerstage were graduates of the 2019 Shelby County Office of Re-Entry program. “We are just so proud of these graduates, 91...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi will take steps to close part of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and beset by longstanding problems such as broken toilets and moldy showers, Gov....
A little over a week ago, the activist group Until Freedom, traveled from New York City to Jackson, Mississippi, in an effort to seek justice for the inmates in the Mississippi State Penitentiary