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Baltimore police charged in Freddie Gray case want Supreme Court to advance their lawsuit against district attorney Marilyn Mosby

Baltimore police charged in Freddie Gray case want Supreme Court to advance their lawsuit against district attorney Marilyn Mosby

Even though a court ruled that Baltimore police can’t sue state attorney Marilyn Mosby over charging them in the Freddie Gray case, five officers won’t let up and want the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case even after the lower courts blocked their attempts, the Associated Press reports. The case of five Baltimore police officers who tried to sue Mosby, saying that…

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Restoring voting rights to former felons is getting Black people talking about the midterm

Restoring voting rights to former felons is getting Black people talking about the midterm

As we get closer to the 2018 midterm elections, we’ve noticed the amount of energy advocates in our community and public figures are putting in to ensure Black folks are eligible, registered and ready to vote come November 6, but the efforts don’t stop there. The fight continues to educate anyone who was formerly incarcerated and lives…

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Louisiana Man Exonerated After 46 Years For Rape, Kidnapping Conviction

Louisiana Man Exonerated After 46 Years For Rape, Kidnapping Conviction

Wilbert Jones was fully exonerated this week of a 1971 rape case. A Louisiana man, who was wrongfully convicted of rape in 1971, has now been exonerated after spending 46 years behind bars. Wilbert Jones, who is now 65, was released on bail from Angola prison last November after District Judge Richard Anderson overturned the…

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Tennessee man accused of killing girlfriend by running her over with car found dead in jail cell

Tennessee man accused of killing girlfriend by running her over with car found dead in jail cell

Santrez Traylor, 34, is accused of beating his girlfriend with a brick and repeatedly running over her body. A Tennessee man accused of killing his girlfriend by bludgeoning her with a brick and repeatedly running her body over with a car was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday, police said. Santrez Traylor, 34,…

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Cleveland Judge Vows To Not Send Low-Level Criminals To Local Jail

Cleveland Judge Vows To Not Send Low-Level Criminals To Local Jail

A Cleveland judge is no longer sending low-level offenders to a local jail after a sixth inmate has died in four months. Judge Michael Nelson said the deaths have concerned him and he’s no longer comfortable setting bonds unless the crime is egregious. “When people are locked up awaiting trial or whatever, their fate should not be death in…

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The Neo-Nazi Fight Club Named In The Charlottesville Arrests Is On The 'Cutting Edge' Of Peddling White Supremacy

The Neo-Nazi Fight Club Named In The Charlottesville Arrests Is On The ‘Cutting Edge’ Of Peddling White Supremacy

White supremacist groups clashed with hundreds of counterprotesters during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested four members of the Rise Above Movement for their roles in the violence at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, and in doing so, shed more…

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Denis Mukwege And Nadia Murad Win Nobel Peace Prize For Their Work Against Sexual Violence

Denis Mukwege And Nadia Murad Win Nobel Peace Prize For Their Work Against Sexual Violence

The two winners have been recognized for their work to try to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, the Nobel committee said. A Congolese doctor and Yazidi activist were thrown into the spotlight Friday when they were awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist and surgeon who helps…

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A Rikers Island Inmate Won A Settlement After Being Sexually Abused By Officers

A Rikers Island Inmate Won A Settlement After Being Sexually Abused By Officers

A woman serving a six-year sentence in Rikers Island won a $425,000 settlement after wearing a wire and exposing three correction offers who sexually abused her from 2015 to 2016. Officers Steven Santiago, David Johnson, and Nana Osei were represented by union lawyers and were required to pay a laughable $750 toward the settlement. All men deny the…

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James Van Dyke Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder In Laquan McDonald Shooting

James Van Dyke Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder In Laquan McDonald Shooting

A Chicago jury has found Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.  The ruling happened Friday (Oct. 5) as demonstrator waited outside and McDonald’s family listened in the courtroom. Van Dyke was also found guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery but found not guilty of official misconduct. The shooting drew…

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