Tag Archives: justice

No indictment in Sandra Bland case

22 Dec

A grand jury has decided not to indict anyone in the case of Sandra Bland: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/12/no-indictment-in-sandra-bland-case.html

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Marissa Alexander freed!

28 Jan

Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman who says she fired a warning shot at her abusive husband was released from a Jacksonville jail on Tuesday under a plea deal that capped her sentence to the three years she had already served. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/marissa-alexander-freed.html

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Eric Holder Comments on George Zimmerman Verdict

16 Jul

Attorney General Eric Holder made remarks about George Zimmerman’s acquittal during a speech to the predominantly African-American Delta Sigma Theta sorority at Howard University. Watch the video of that speech here: http://aareports.com/2013/07/eric-holder-comments-on-george.html

Execution Date Set For Troy Davis

7 Sep

Execution Date Set For Troy Davis

Troy Anthony Davis, the man convicted of killing Savannah Police Officer Mark McPhail in 1989, is set to be executed. A judge signed an order setting an execution for Davis between September 21 and September 28. Learn more: http://aareports.com/2011/09/execution-date-set-for-troy-davis.html

Roderick L. Ireland, Masschusetts first black chief justice

5 Nov

Roderick L. Ireland, Masschusetts first black chief justice

Deval Patrick, the first black governor of Massachusetts, on Thursday nominated Roderick L. Ireland to be the first African-American chief justice of the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/11/roderick-l-ireland-massachusetts-first.html