Monday, April 12, 2021

Criminal Justice

Although the heinous 2016 police shooting only garnered marginal national attention, eight judges refused to try the case. The trial venue was changed from a majority-black city to a rural, mostly white county…in Alabama. The defendant was a white...
By JEFF AMY, Associated Press Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries. The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans...
by Adrian Sainz and Michael Balsama -- Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show...
"Where Do We Go From Here?" -- TSDRadio: Selected conversations from a media conference (Oct. 25) at Rhodes College shed light on the "Pain Into Power" movement that links families who have lost loved ones in officer-involved shootings or...
“When you see these young people around in your community, talk to these young people about the importance of doing the right thing. ...We’ve got to reach out to them, not just to our own children. They have had...
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Pivoting off of the release of “Free Cyntoia (My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System),” Cyntoia Brown-Long and Joy Doss, #Access901 columnist for The New Tri-State Defender, recently engaged in a conversation that reflects the importance of...
Cyntoia Brown’s story sent waves of nausea across my stomach and a riptide of ire through my mind. The ham-fisted “morality” and the way in which “justice” was meted out did not sit right in my spirit. Where was the...
By JAKE BLEIBERG and JILL BLEED Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an...
Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings was the weekly meeting highlight of the Frayser Exchange Club Foundation Thursday afternoon at Impact Church. “I doubt if I will get to my notes today,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting to go in...