Tag Archives: legal

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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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

Woman gives racist answers to avoid jury duty. Judge not amused.

7 Apr

Woman gives racist answers to avoid jury duty. Judge not amused.

Was she trying to get out of jury duty? Or when she wrote in the questionnaire that “African-Americans, Hispanics and Haitians” are the three people I admire the least — is that how she really felt? Well the presiding judge was not amused and had a liitle surprise for her.

Find out what that was: http://aareports.com/2011/04/woman-gives-racist-answers-to-avoid.html

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Troy Davis: Georgia death row inmate

29 Mar

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Troy Davis: Georgia death row inmate

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a condemned Georgia inmate’s request that his execution be delayed as he attempts to prove his “actual innocence

Read more:
http://aareports.com/2011/03/supreme-court-rejects-appeal-from-troy.html

Cornelius Dupree Jr found innocent after over 30 years in prison

5 Jan

Man found innocent after over 30 years in prison

Cornelius Dupree Jr. a Texas man was declared innocent Tuesday after 30 years in prison could have cut short his prison stint twice and made parole — if only he would admit he was a sex offender.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2011/01/man-found-innocent-after-over-30-years.html

Scott sisters to be freed!

31 Dec

Two Mississippi sisters who have spent 16 years in prison over an $11 armed robbery will be released with an unusual stipulation: one must donate a kidney to the other. Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/12/scott-sisters-to-be-freed.html

Tanya Walton Pratt Indiana’s first black federal judge sworn in

10 Oct

Tanya Walton Pratt Indiana’s first  black federal judge sworn in

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt a graduate of both Howard and Spelman, the first African-American Federal District Court judge in the state of Indiana, was sworn in as District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Friday,

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/10/tanya-walton-pratt-indianas-first-black.html