Cities With More Black Residents Rely More On Traffic Tickets And Fines For Revenue — Nappy Newz

… the next time you get pulled over for speeding – especially if it’s for doing 55 in a 54 – you should ask yourself why it’s happening. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the last time I got a speeding ticket. It was nearly a decade ago and it’s a pretty unremarkable […]Cities With … Continue reading Cities With More Black Residents Rely More On Traffic Tickets And Fines For Revenue — Nappy Newz

Cyntoia Brown-Long Says God And Faith Gave Her A Second Chance — Black America Web

On Tuesday, one of the first crisp fall nights in New York City, a long line of John Jay College students and community members are huddled outside the large wooden doors of The Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York. 1,452 more wordsCyntoia Brown-Long Says God And Faith Gave Her A Second Chance — Black America Web

‘I will never forgive you’ says Black mother to the white man who shot and killed son in parking lot dispute — theGrio

Michael Drejka, the white man charged and convicted of killing a Black man over a parking space dispute was handed a 20-year prison sentence, a Florida judge ruled Thursday. 472 more words‘I will never forgive you’ says Black mother to the white man who shot and killed son in parking lot dispute — theGrio

Wrongfully Convicted Black Man From Connecticut Who Spent 27 Years in Prison Wins $27 Million Lawsuit — BCNN1 WP

Mark Schand, a Black man from Connecticut who spent 27 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit, was recently awarded $27 million to compensate for every year he was imprisoned. Schand was then-21-years old when he was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted of shooting and … Continue reading Wrongfully Convicted Black Man From Connecticut Who Spent 27 Years in Prison Wins $27 Million Lawsuit — BCNN1 WP

Florida judge jails man for missing jury duty — Boing Boing

Deandre Somerville, 21, of West Palm Beach, overslept and missed jury duty. Florida judge John S. Kastrenekes threw him in jail for 10 days. “Now I have a record,” he told local media. “I almost feel like a criminal now. Now, I have to explain this in every interview.” Somerville was to be one of […]Florida … Continue reading Florida judge jails man for missing jury duty — Boing Boing

Indiana Woman Sues Police Officer and City of Gary in Fatal Shooting of Her Son — BCNN1 WP

A federal lawsuit against a northwestern Indiana city accuses one of its police officers of killing a 25-year-old African-American man who it says posed no threat during a traffic stop. The wrongful death suit filed Monday on behalf of Rashad Cunningham’s mother says the officer shot Cunningham as he sat in a vehicle outside his … Continue reading Indiana Woman Sues Police Officer and City of Gary in Fatal Shooting of Her Son — BCNN1 WP

Judge Tammy Kemp To Amber Guyger After Sentencing: ‘Brandt Has Forgiven You, Please Forgive Yourself’ — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Dallas County District Judge Tammy Kemp presided over one of the most-watched criminal trials in Dallas County history.Judge Tammy Kemp To Amber Guyger After Sentencing: ‘Brandt Has Forgiven You, Please Forgive Yourself’ — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth Everyone who appears in her courtroom from now on should "ask" her for hugs and bibles. Your thoughts...