Category Archives: Murder

Lakeland Commissioner Michael Dunn charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of Cristobal Lopez

Get your ass to jail, Michael Dunn. Murdering someone over shoplifting, when he was in no danger whatsoever? He didn’t even render aid. Depraved monster, just stood and watched a man lay dying. And the smirking on the mugshot is disgusting. … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread: Family of Botham Jean demands answers

"Botham died in a way that he himself calculated he could never die in," Botham Jean's mother tells CBS News, acknowledging that the St. Lucia native was fully aware of the strained relationship between the black community in U.S. and … Continue reading

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Police Officer Amber Guyger is charged with manslaughter in death of Botham Jean

The Dallas police officer who killed 26-year-old Botham Jean in his own apartment got inside because the door wasn’t locked, a law enforcement official said Sunday. Officer Amber Guyger had just ended a 15-hour shift when she parked on the … Continue reading

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The National Lynching Memorial Opens In Alabama

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday, stands high on a hillside overlooking downtown Montgomery, Ala. Beyond the buildings you can see the winding Alabama River and hear the distant whistle of a train — the nexus that … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: Oprah goes inside Memorial to Victims of Lynching

There is a reckoning taking place in America over how we remember our history. Much of the focus has been on whether or not to take down monuments that celebrate the Confederacy. But this story is about a new monument … Continue reading

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5 arrests made in 1983 ‘racially-motivated’ murder

SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. – Investigators said two men got away with murder for more than three decades thanks, in part, to help from two law enforcement officers. The explosive news came in a news conference from the Spalding County sheriff … Continue reading

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White supremacists vicious assault on Deandre Harris in Charlottesville

A savage attack on a counter-protester during Saturday’s violent “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia evoked memories of the ugliest days of the civil rights movement, an original Freedom Rider said Monday. Among the victims of the Charlottesville violence was … Continue reading

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