Civil Rights & Social Justice

Civil Rights & Social Justice

After decades in the system for a crime he didn’t commit, Tyrone Day was exonerated May 24 when a 1990 sexual assault charge was dismissed.

On the third anniversary of the murder of George Floyd civil rights leaders mourn the loss of the Black man whose death sparked a movement.

Georgia NAACP President called on Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis to take action in the death of LaShawn Thompson.

Two NYPD officers were not charged for their police van hitting and killing Ronald Anthony Smith, a pedestrian. The van was speeding, ran red lights and was not being used in an emergency capacity at the time of the fatal collision.

Autopsy findings reveal that Lashawn Thompson, whose dead body was found "infested" with insects at Fulton County Jail, was "killed" by neglect, lawyers say. The jail is notorious for its inhumane living conditions.

A Republican running for senator in Ohio believes descendants of white soldiers who died in the Civil War should receive reparations.

Ex-Louisville officer, Myles Cosgrove, who shot and killed Breonna Taylor is getting a new job in law enforcement. 

Kenneth Pilon was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison and one year of supervised release for death threats targeting BLM supporters.

After spending 33 years in prison for a crime he maintained he did not commit, Crosley Green was released from prison, only to be ordered back. The post Black Man Ordered To Return To Florida Prison He Spent 33 Years In For A Crime He Says He Didn’t Commit appeared first on NewsOne.

A Contra Costa County judge released the names of 17 Antioch, California, police officers who stand accused of using racial slurs, making racist jokes and sharing racist memes in text threads over a period of two years. The post California Judge Releases Names Of 17 Cops Accused Of Sharing Racist Texts, Including Police Union President appeared first on NewsOne.

In a twist, conservatives are suggesting the U.S. "limit funding" - aka defund - the FBI and DOJ because of Donald Trump's criminal indictment in New York City. So much for the "party of law and order"... The post The Irony: After Trump Indictment, Republicans Want To Defund The FBI And DOJ appeared first on NewsOne.

Defense attorneys argued their clients weren't responsible for Irvo Otieno's death because their participation in the incident was minimal. The post Defense Lawyers Say Accused Murderers Didn’t Cause Irvo Otieno’s Death. Family, Civil Attorneys Aren’t Buying It appeared first on NewsOne.