City Council honors James Craig Anderson after passing hate crime ordinance

July 16, 2015 in News

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor Recently the Jackson City Council passed an ordinance requiring local law enforcement officials undergo training to accurately report and document hate crimes committed in the […]

Last adult to be sentenced in Mississippi racial assaults

May 8, 2015 in News, The Buzz

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The last of 10 young white adults who repeatedly assaulted black people in Mississippi’s capital city is set for sentencing Friday. […]

John Louis Blalack gets maximum prison term in rundown death of black man

May 1, 2015 in News, The Buzz

(AP) A final pair of sentencings Thursday was supposed to wrap up the long-running federal prosecution into a group of young white men and women whose repeated assaults on African-Americans […]

2 white Mississippi women, part of group who searched for black people to attack, to be sentenced

April 10, 2015 in News

(AP) Two white women in Mississippi, who were riding in a truck that ran over a black man who was beaten, will be sentenced today. The women were part of a group who […]

Mississippi Judge’s Speech To 3 White Murderers

February 22, 2015 in News, Opinion, The Buzz

The Mississippi Link Newswire What follows is the speech by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves that he read to the three young white defendants right before he sentenced them for […]

Mississippi racial beatings: Sentencing set for 10 involved in series of hate crimes

January 20, 2015 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Sentencing dates have been set for all 10 people who pleaded guilty to charges from the hate crimes investigation stemming from the death of James Craig […]

2 men plead guilty to hate crimes in Mississippi racial beatings

January 8, 2015 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A group of young white men and women who killed a black man in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2011 had periodically roamed the city that spring, attacking […]

Mississippi racial beatings: Hearing set for 2 suspects to change pleas to guilty

January 6, 2015 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for two men charged in a series of 2011 racial beatings that culminated in the death of a Jackson man. Court […]