Monday, May 25, 2020

Criminal Justice

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,...
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...
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....
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...
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...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night...
Implicit bias toward black men by police is nothing new, and it is not limited to white officers. Black officers can also have implicit bias toward black men because in the case of police forces, that implicit bias is...
By BILL BARROW and CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called "the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It's racist ... I mean front to back." While speaking at a...
As the annual vigils for Lorenzen Wright have gone, this one was short, largely because of tortuous heat, and yet decidedly different in a far more important way. Gathered on the FedExForum plaza Friday evening, Wright’s mother, Deborah Marion, and...
We’ve all made mistakes and have been in need of second chances, right? Ex-offender Jerald Trotter feels the same way. He hasn’t been able to get a job after serving 13 years for a second-degree murder conviction in 2000. Officials...