Category Archives: Justice

Tuesday Open Thread | Where We Are….

From the Los Angeles Times: Americans who voted against Trump are feeling unprecedented dread and despair Dread of the Trump presidency is weighing on many American families. Dec 21, 2016 I have never seen anything quite like the grief being … Continue reading

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#DylannRoof Death Penalty Trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. — She recalled watching the young white man stroll into Bible study, thinking he just wanted to seek the word of God. He was handed a Bible and a worksheet about that Wednesday night’s lesson, the parable of … Continue reading

Posted in Black Lives Matter, crime, Criminal Justice, Current Events, Department of Justice, Domestic Terrorism, Hate Crime, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Justice, JusticeForEmanuel 9, Murder, News, Open Thread, racial hate, racial terror, Racism, Violence, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 213 Comments

The Nightmare Begins: Senator Sessions for Attorney General?

I have always had an interest in historical fiction. I especially like reading fiction about Black people during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Putting myself in their shoes – these people, who had just been freed from slavery, believing that … Continue reading

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#RayTensing Trial | Verdict Watch

CINCINNATI — After learning that the jury in Ray Tensing’s murder trial was not close to a verdict Wednesday, Judge Megan Shanahan sequestered them overnight. Deliberations resumed at Thursday around 8:45 a.m., and a verdict could very well follow. The … Continue reading

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Police Officer #MichaelSlager on Trial for the Murder of #WalterScott Day 4

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Two police officers testified Monday that the account Michael Slager gave them about shooting Walter Scott in the minutes after the slaying contradicted a dramatic cellphone video of the unarmed black motorist’s death. The trial of Slager, … Continue reading

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Officer #RayTensing on Trial for the Murder of #SamDuBose Day 5

Ray Tensing was not dragged by the car Sam DuBose was driving before the former UC police officer shot and killed DuBose, a forensic video analyst testified during Tensing’s trial Thursday. Tensing is accused of murder and voluntary manslaughter in … Continue reading

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Jury selection begins in Officer #RayTensing murder of Sam DuBose

CINCINNATI — One of the most controversial and heated trials in Hamilton County history begins in earnest Monday with attorneys starting the process of questioning nearly 200 potential jurors in court. Ultimately, 12 jurors and four alternates will be chosen … Continue reading

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