Holding police accountable

Blog   |   August 22, 2017

By Melanie Bates “Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.” This profound quote by Thurgood Marshall succinctly illustrates the importance of knowing your rights when encountering the justice system, … Continue reading

Whites killing black men more likely to be ruled ‘justifiable’

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When a black man is killed by a white person in America, the crime is statistically more likely to be ruled ‘justifiable,’ according to a report by The Marshall Project. The organization examined more than 400,000 homicides between 1980 and … Continue reading

Attorney says evidence clears Missouri man facing death penalty

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UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has stayed Marcellus Williams’ execution, and will appoint a board to investigate the DNA evidence that Williams’ attorneys say clears him. Marcellus Williams is scheduled to be executed this evening … Continue reading

10 ways to fight hate

Blog   |   August 21, 2017

How should someone take steps to fight hate in their own hometown? The Southern Poverty Law Center has published “Ten Ways to Fight Hate,” a list of ways that communities can peacefully challenge bias, bigotry and hate crimes. While about … Continue reading