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 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 […]

1 of 4 suspects in Mississippi racial beating exploring plea deal

December 8, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — At least one of the four people indicted in a series of racial beating of blacks is in talks with prosecutors about pleading guilty. Tom Fortner, […]

4 more indicted on hate crime charges in 2011 attacks on blacks in Mississippi

July 17, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Four more people have been indicted in what prosecutors say were a series of racially motivated attacks on blacks in Mississippi. John Louis Blalack, 20, of […]