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Indictment: Threat to Kill Mississippi's Only Black US Rep.

A federal indictment accuses a Mississippi man of threatening to kill the state's only Black U.S. representative and his staffers.

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Mayor Lumumba Bans Police Chokeholds, Restricts Firing at Moving Vehicles, More

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, in an executive order today, prohibits the Jackson Police Department from using choke-holds, knee-on-neck or any other tactic that restricts breathing in an amendment of its ...

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Mayoral Executive Order Amending the City of Jackson Police Department's Use of Force Policy

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed an executive order amending Jackson Police Department's use of force policy.

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Criminal Justice Reform Alive at Capitol, But Gang Bill, Teacher Pay Raises Dead for Now

Mississippi legislators’ ambitious plans for funding initiatives like state employee and teacher pay raises have taken a backseat to dealing with the coronavirus crisis, which is obliterating both state revenues ...

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Mississippi DA Releases Case Files in Fatal Police Shooting

A Mississippi district attorney has released evidence files in the case of a white officer who fatally shot a black man during a 2015 traffic stop.

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Three Charged in $180 Million Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

An indictment against three individuals for their alleged involvement in various schemes to defraud Medicare, TRICARE, and private insurance companies, and their conspiracy to launder the proceeds has been unsealed ...

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Families Accuse JPD Of Police Brutality, Demand Justice

Four Jackson families whose loved ones were victims of local police violence, three of them fatally, spoke out yesterday, publicly calling for justice in the wake of national awareness over ...

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Byram Police: A Model for Domestic-Abuse Response?

Byram Police Chief Luke Thompson acknowledges that the typical method of responding to a domestic call fails both the victims and the community at large.

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Hinds Supervisor Archie Wants Police Reform; County Studying Homelessness

Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David L. Archie has called for police reforms in the wake of the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minnesota, which led to protests around ...

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Governor Sends National Guard to D.C., Unclear Whether Will Patrol Jackson Protests

The State of Mississippi has sent members of the Mississippi National Guard to Washington, D.C., amid the heavy protest actions taking place around the White House and the nation.

Attorney Martin Perkins Speaks for Inmates

Attorney Martin Perkins speaks for three inmates in Hinds County Correctional Facility who have not been moved since the disturbance.

David Archie Speaks about Hinds Jail

David Archie speaks in front of the Hinds County Sheriffs Office on part of the families of inmates at the Hinds County Correctional Facility.

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis Gives HCCF Update

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis gives the media an update on the disturbance at the Hinds County Correctional Facility Monday afternoon.