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Mississippi Celebrates 'National Day of Racial Healing' on Tuesday, Jan. 17

Participate in Mississippi events and activities related to Dr. King's birthday, the National Day of Healing and responses to the inauguration of Donald Trump.

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Carlos Moore to Sue on Behalf of Teen Killed Outside Performance Oil

Carlos Moore, a Grenada, Miss., attorney known for trying to sue the State of Mississippi over the Confederate canton in the state flag, said on Facebook today that he will ...


Hearing Set for Man Charged in 'Vote Trump' Church Burning

A court hearing is set for a Mississippi man charged in the burning of the black church he attended that was spray-painted with "Vote Trump."

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Mistrial for Smith, But Bribery Question Lingers

The trial of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith for conspiracy to hinder prosecution by aiding or assisting a defendant ended last week with a mistrial after a simple ...

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Dylann Roof Sentenced to Die for Church Slayings

An unrepentant Dylann Roof was sentenced to death Tuesday for killing nine black church members during Bible study, the first person to face execution for federal hate crime convictions.

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UPDATED: Ben Allen Trial Set for Jan. 30; Hinds DA Indicted Him, State Investigators

The trial of Downtown Jackson Partners Executive Director Ben Allen, who has been accused on 10 counts, including embezzling a 1989 Chevy truck and tens of thousands of dollars from ...


Multiple Dead In Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting; Shooter in Custody

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a lone shooter opened fire at the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, international airport Friday, killing "multiple" people before he was taken into custody. The ...

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UPDATED: Judge Sets DA's New Trial for June 12 after Mistrial, Hood Slams Dishonesty of Juror

The jury in the State of Mississippi case against Hinds District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith only deliberated about three hours before the judge declared a mistrial at about 4 p.m. ...

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Stop Justifying Execution of Children, Car Thieves

We live in a culture where many say it is appropriate to march a weapon out of your home and office if you suspect someone is trying to steal your ...

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No Dismissal, a Judge and an Inmate in Smith Trial

The exact extent to which a prosecutor can go to prove his claim that a prisoner is innocent is central to the State trial of Hinds County District Attorney Robert ...

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Former Butler Prosecutor Says DA Smith Fired Her Over Case

Former Assistant District Attorney Gale Walker took the stand Tuesday afternoon to testify against Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, who is accused of trying to help an indicted ...

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Judge Weill Takes Stand in DA Trial, Followed by Political Gadfly

A sitting Hinds County Circuit Court Judge took the stand this morning in the trial of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, despite his attorney's strenuous objections, testifying to ...

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'Too Sweet,' Bribes and Smith Take Center Stage at DA Trial

The trial of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith continues today with testimony from Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson.

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DA Smith: Going Too Far to Help Butler?

The jury in the trial of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has a lot to untangle, as the prosecution continues to present pieces of its case that the ...

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The Dark Side of the Hinds Justice System

It will be a tough slog, but we need confidence and accountability in the Hinds criminal-justice system again.