Monday, May 25, 2020

Criminal Justice

By Jesse Washington, The Undefeated Jim Brown is getting lambasted for the same thing the black community used to praise him for: defiant action to uplift African-Americans, by any means necessary. Last week, Brown met with President Donald Trump and Kanye...
Renowned trial lawyer Benjamin Crump says almost every police-shooting case he’s ever tried involved Tennessee vs. Garner, a landmark case that originated with a police shooting in Memphis in 1974. The Tennessee vs. Garner decision prohibits police officers from shooting...
By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. It was the second...
Quandarius Richardson was visible via a video screen set up for his arraignment as the General Sessions Court judge overseeing the proceeding broke with precedence Monday morning. Richardson, 18, is one of three people charged with shooting to death Greater...
The family of McKinney Wright Jr., one of the three people accused of killing Greater Memphis Chamber President/CEO Phil Trenary, went to the courthouse hoping to talk with him on Monday. Wright’s father, McKinney Stevenson, and his aunt, Freddie Ball,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...