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Candidate Questionnaire: Jeff Weill, Sr.

The Jackson Free Press reached out to all judicial candidates who are running on the Nov. 6 ballot to represent jurisdictions throughout the Jackson metro area, regardless of whether they ...


Judge: Convicts Must Pay Hit-and-Run Victim's Heirs $840,000

Four white men convicted in the 2011 beating and rundown death of a black autoworker in Mississippi have been ordered to pay his heirs $840,000.

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Jackson OKs Hate Crime Reporting Rule

Amid tensions following the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., and over the legalization of same-sex marriages across the nation, the Jackson City Council this morning passed an ordinance requiring the ...

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Last of James Craig Anderson's Killers Sentenced

Sentencing for the last pair of co-conspirators in one of the nation's largest ever hate-crime investigations is now under way in federal court in Jackson.

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2 Women to be Sentenced in Slaying of Mississippi Black Man

Two young white women, part of a group who repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black people to attack, are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.

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3 Sentenced to Prison in James Craig Anderson Murder

Three people were sentenced to federal prison Tuesday, following a hate crimes investigation stemming from the death of a black man who was beaten and run over by a truck ...

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Sentencing for 3 in Racial Beatings that Killed Man

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is scheduled to sentence Deryl Paul Dedmon, John Aaron Rice and Dylan Wade Butler on Tuesday.

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Sentencing Set for 10 in Racial Beatings that Killed Man

Sentencing dates have been set for all 10 people who pleaded guilty to charges from the hate crimes investigation stemming from the death of James Craig Anderson.

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2 Men Plead Guilty in 2011 Racial Beatings in Mississippi

A multiyear federal investigation of the racially-motivated murder of 47-year-old auto plant worker James Craig Anderson ended Wednesday after a ninth and tenth person pleaded guilty to felony charges.

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James Anderson Hate Murder Fallout Continues

Sarah Adelia Graves and Shelbie Brooke Richards, who are white, pleaded guilty in federal court in Jackson to charges associated with the murder of James Craig Anderson, a black man ...

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Rewind: T.I. Gets Key to Jackson, AG Holder Steps Aside and Life After Lumumba

T.I. could have had whatever he liked in Jackson this week. After traveling to several Jackson schools to talk to local students, the rapper was given the key to the ...

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Resigning AG Eric Holder Was Key in Mississippi Cases

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's first African American AG and one of the longest-tenured members of first-black-President Barack Obama's cabinet, is stepping down.

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Black is the New Black: How Blacks Changed the GOP Game

On the night of June 24, state Sen. Chris McDaniel took the podium from his fellow Mississippi state legislator Michael Watson after results came in for the Republican primary run-off ...

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4 More Hate Crime Indictments Handed Down for James Anderson Killing

Federal prosecutors announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted the following people for allegedly participating in the a conspiracy to commit federal hate crimes against African-Americans in Jackson:

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Eric Walker

Reporter-turned-activist Eric Walker is the project curator of the Fate of Hate campaign.

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Night Riders

For almost one year, Dominick and his peers conspired to "willfully cause bodily injury to, and through the use of dangerous weapons, attempt to cause bodily injury to African American ...

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Sixth Man Guilty in 'Night Rides'

A sixth man is guilty in a hate-crime conspiracy that played out in spring 2011 in Jackson.

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More Hate Crime Charges Coming?

Early one summer morning, after a night of underage binge drinking, a group of young people from Rankin County thought it would be fun to drive into Jackson and kill ...

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Miss. Men Plead Guilty to Hate Crimes Against African Americans

William Kirk Montgomery, 23, from Puckett, and Jonathan K. Gaskamp, 20, from Brandon, pleaded guilty today.

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More Anderson Case Hate-Crime Charges?

A federal grand jury in Jackson met to consider more hate-crime charges in the death of James Craig Anderson who was run over by a white teenager.