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Vacationing While Latino: Family Sues for 'Pervasive' Profiling in Mississippi

A lawsuit on behalf of a Latino and Native American family from South Carolina alleges that Hancock County Sheriff's deputies detained and searched them while traveling through Mississippi because they "looked" Latino.

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Carmen Hendrix

Members of the community such as Jackson State University English instructor C. Liegh McInnis, The Nest at Highlites co-owner Mac Epps and others will host an event tonight, Nov. 1, to honor the life and legacy of Carmen Hendrix, a Jackson native poet, writer and activist who died on Sept. 10 as a result of domestic violence.

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The Locked-Up Teenage Girl at Center of Hinds County Contention

Crystal Marshall has been at Henley -Young Juvenile Detention Center up on a hill in a warehouse-lined area of Jackson on capital murder charges since right around Valentine's Day—less than two weeks after she turned 14 years old.

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Lamar Adams Sentenced to 20 Years in Probable Largest Ponzi Scheme in State History

Arthur Lamar Adams, 58, of Jackson Mississippi, was sentenced today to 235 months in federal prison for wire fraud involving a large, multi-state Ponzi scheme involving more than one hundred million dollars and hundreds of victims spanning a number of years, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.

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Doctor to Forfeit Accounts, Land in Prison Bribery Scheme

A physician who bribed the former head of Mississippi's prison system is being ordered to forfeit bank accounts, brokerage accounts and land to pay a nearly $1.3 million court judgment for his ill-gotten gains.

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Family Seeks Justice for Black Man Found Hanging From Scott County Tree

Willie Jones Jr.'s family has joined forces with the the Scott County Chapter NAACP, New Black Panther Party, Jackson Chapter Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and two Jackson-based pro-bono lawyers to get more answers after his was found hanging from a tree outside his child's mother's home in Scott County on Feb. 8.

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Lawsuit Demands Return of More Than $16M from Ponzi Scheme

A lawyer trying to recover money in a collapsed Ponzi scheme is suing three people who sold the investments, demanding they return more than $16 million in sales commissions.

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Jury Convicts Chicago Officer of 2nd-Degree Murder

A jury on Friday convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

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Four Louisiana Men Indicted for Prison Bribery in Mississippi

Four Louisiana men have been indicted on charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff to give them jail-related contracts.

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City to Reveal Names of Officers Involved in Past Shootings, Adopt 72-Hour Policy

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced on Friday, Sept. 28, that he would soon sign an executive order adopting a 72-hour name-release policy following officer-involved shootings in the City of Jackson, though he did not commit to a date it would go into effect.

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Hyde-Smith: Defending Kavanaugh Is ‘My Duty’ as a Woman in Congress

While addressing the Senate floor for the first time, Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith defended Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, after a third woman accused the judge of sexual misconduct earlier today.

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The Latest: Cosby Gets Three to 10 years for 2004 Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.

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Five Important Things To Know About DA Smith’s Rankin County Trial

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith's most recent trial for aggravated stalking and robbery charges spanned two days in a Rankin County courtroom.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Change the Rape Culture for Women and Men Alike

Young men too often grow up in a toxic masculine environment where their friends and even fathers or 
uncles celebrate some level of abuse. Many are challenged to be macho and to at least brag about rough sexual exploits or contexts.

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Family of Woman Killed by JPD Sues for $10 Million

Eight months after two Jackson Police Department officers fired fatal shots at 21-year-old Crystalline Barnes following a traffic stop, her family filed a $10 million federal lawsuit today against three JPD officers and the City of Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

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