Friday, June 18, 2021

Criminal Justice

An uptick in local demonstrations and protests, such as the one on the Interstate 40 Bridge in 2016, plus police ambushes that have left policemen dead across the country are two factors that prompted Memphis police to look for...
Never shying away from topical social issues -- or a conversation about them -- the Hattiloo Theatre will host a panel discussion about the school-to-prison pipeline before the official premiere of its new play, "Pipeline." This Thursday, September 13, 2018, Hattiloo will...
Colin Kaepernick formally of the 49ers knelt in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W....
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris does not want to end federal oversight of the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County until more is done to ensure the welfare of juvenile offenders. “He (Harris) does not want oversight to end...
The police shooting of her son has Janice Banks vowing to get justice. She made that declaration Thursday morning as 25-year-old Martavious Banks remained in critical condition. Noting that the police surveillance cameras of suspended officers had been shut off,...
Bill Cosby, in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, was sentenced to three to 10 years for one count of sexual assault on Tuesday. Cosby will serve his sentence in a state prison. After being found guilty of...
A meeting of the City Council’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday was slated to discuss a joint resolution to request TBI Investigations for all police involved shootings and support for Senate Bill 2023/House Bill 2091. But committee...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has decided upon former Memphis City Councilman Harold Collins as administrator and executive director of the Office of Re-Entry, effective Oct. 1. Harris has also made four important reappointments as he prepares to complete most...
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE — A white Tennessee police officer was charged with criminal homicide Thursday after surveillance footage appeared to show him chasing a black man and opening fire as the man fled from the officer in July. And...
By JEFF AMY, Associated Press A Mississippi judge declared a second mistrial Monday in the capital murder case of a man accused of setting a woman on fire, after jurors once again said they couldn't reach a verdict. Panola County Circuit Judge...