2 Murders 3 Decades Ago: A Podcaster and a TV Producer Dig In

An unlikely collaboration yields two productions that try to untangle a mystery in Michigan.

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Waukegan Police Killing of Black Man Sets Off Protests in Illinois

The police in Waukegan, Ill., said Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was fatally shot while riding in a car that went into reverse toward a police officer who had been approaching during an investigation.

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #illinois, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-waukegan-ill, #stinnette-marcellis, #waukegan-ill

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6 Are Shot in Brooklyn as N.Y.C.’s Summer of Violence Spills Into Fall

Shootings that plagued the city for most of the summer have not abated, and some city leaders question whether the police have backed off enforcement.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #budgets-and-budgeting, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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Judge Dismisses Third-Degree Murder Charge Against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd Killing

The judge upheld the more serious charge of second-degree murder against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was captured on video kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck.

#assaults, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kueng-j-alexander, #lane-thomas-minneapolis-minn-police-officer, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #thao-tou

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Family of Lauren McCluskey Agrees to $13.5 Million Settlement in Daughter’s Death

The University of Utah, where Ms. McCluskey, 21, was killed in 2018, said its employees had “failed to fully understand and respond appropriately to Lauren’s situation.”

#colleges-and-universities, #mccluskey-lauren-1997-2018, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #salt-lake-county-utah, #university-of-utah

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Two Children Killed in Trenton, Where Violence Is Surging

Killings in New Jersey’s capital city have more than doubled since last year, officials said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-jersey, #trenton-nj

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A Police Officer Is Killed and Another Is Wounded in Houston

The two officers were struck by gunfire after responding to a disturbance at an apartment complex, the police said. Chief Art Acevedo of the Houston police said a suspect was in custody.

#attacks-on-police, #courtney-waller, #elmer-manzano, #harold-preston, #houston-tex, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-houston-tex

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Peter Madsen, Killer of Kim Wall, Escapes Prison but Is Recaptured

Mr. Madsen fled the Herstedvester Prison near Copenhagen after taking a staff member hostage with what appeared to be a gun, according to local news outlets. He was apprehended a short time later.

#copenhagen-denmark, #denmark, #fugitives, #madsen-peter-1971, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prison-escapes, #submarines-and-submersibles, #wall-kim-journalist

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Murderer Who Wielded Narwhal Tusk to Stop Terrorist Gets Royal Pardon

Queen Elizabeth II approved a rare form of clemency for an inmate who used a whale tusk to help end a deadly terrorist attack near London Bridge last year.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #jones-saskia-d-2019, #khan-usman-d-2019, #merritt-jack-d-2019, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #terrorism

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A Question of Life and Death Looms for Amy Coney Barrett

If confirmed, she may soon have to reconcile her Catholic morality and the law over a death penalty case.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #capital-punishment, #constitution-us, #criminal-justice, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #francis, #freedom-of-religion, #john-paul-ii, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prisons-and-prisoners, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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U.S. Schedules First Execution of a Woman in Nearly 70 Years

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was convicted of killing a pregnant woman and attempting to pass the baby off as her own.

#capital-punishment, #crime-and-criminals, #death-penalty-information-center, #justice-department, #kansas, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mental-health-and-disorders, #montgomery-lisa-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #stinnett-bobbie-jo, #terre-haute-ind, #women-and-girls

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Killing of White Farmer Becomes a Flash Point in South Africa

Outside a court hearing for two Black suspects in a murder case, white Afrikaners nostalgic for the apartheid era and Black protesters angry that whites still own most farmland squared off.

#apartheid-policy, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #free-state-south-africa, #malema-julius-s, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #ramaphosa-cyril, #south-africa

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French Kill Man After a Fatal Knife Attack on the Street

France’s antiterrorism prosecutors are investigating the attack, which took place in a suburb north of Paris.

#eragny-france, #france, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #terrorism

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He Dismembered His Boss, but a Judge Ruled It Manslaughter

A New York Times reporter and true crime author reflects on one of the strangest crimes that he’s encountered in Canada.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #vancouver-british-columbia, #yuan-gang, #zhao-li

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Man Arrested in Killing of Thomas Jefferson Byrd

The 70-year-old Tony-nominated actor, who appeared in numerous films by the director Spike Lee, was found dead in Atlanta from multiple gunshot wounds on Oct. 3.

#actors-and-actresses, #byrd-thomas-jefferson, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rhynes-antonio-demetrice

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Christopher Watts and ‘American Murder’: What to Know About the Case

The 2018 murders of Shanann Watts and her two young daughters in Colorado are the subject of a new Netflix documentary. Here’s how the case developed.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #popplewell-jenny, #watts-christopher-1985

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Two Park Police Officers Face Manslaughter Charges in Virginia Shooting

After Bijan Ghaisar’s Jeep was hit by another vehicle in 2017, he left and failed to pull over for the police. “None of that should have led to his death,” a prosecutor said.

#fairfax-county-va, #firearms, #justice-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #roads-and-traffic, #united-states-park-police, #virginia

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Guard to Face Murder Charge in Shooting at Denver Rally, D.A. Says

The guard, Matthew Dolloff, had been hired as private security by a television station that was covering dueling demonstrations on Saturday.

#9news, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #denver-colo, #dolloff-matthew-1990, #keltner-lee-1971-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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A Sudden Spray of Bullets: Reconstructing a U.S. Task Force’s Killing of an Antifa Activist

President Trump praised the killing of Michael Reinoehl, suspected of fatally shooting a far-right protester, as “retribution.” Our investigation found that officers may have shot without warning or seeing a gun.

#antifa-movement-us, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Scott Peterson’s Murder Convictions to Be Re-examined, Court Orders

The move comes two months after the California Supreme Court overturned a sentence of death for his 2004 convictions.

#california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #jury-system, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #peterson-laci, #peterson-scott, #san-mateo-county-calif, #supreme-courts-state

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Man Charged With Murder in 1984 Killing of Jonelle Matthews

Steven D. Pankey was arrested on Monday in Idaho and charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Jonelle Matthews, whose disappearance drew national attention.

#greeley-colo, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #matthews-jonelle, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pankey-steven-d, #twin-falls-idaho

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Denver Photojournalist Captures Shooting as It Unfolds

Helen H. Richardson, a photographer at The Denver Post, was steps away when a rally and a counterprotest ended in a fatal shooting.

#denver-colo, #denver-post, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #photography

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Subways Are Less Busy and Less Safe

Violent crime has risen in the pandemic, as criminals may be emboldened if they’re targeting the only person on a car or platform.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts, #sex-crimes, #subways, #transit-systems

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Private Security Guard Held in Fatal Denver Shooting, Officials Say

The guard, Matthew Dolloff, had been hired as private security by a local news station that was covering dueling demonstrations on Saturday.

#9news, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #denver-colo, #matthew-dolloff, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #security-and-warning-systems

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Fatal Shooting in Denver Amid Dueling Protests, Police Say

The police said it was not immediately clear whether the shooting was connected to opposing rallies by far-right and far-left activists.

#antifa-movement-us, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #denver-colo, #denver-communists, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #patriot-muster

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Former Philadelphia Officer Charged With Murder in 2017 Shooting

Eric Ruch Jr.’s killing of Dennis Plowden, an unarmed Black man, after a high-speed chase was unjustified, a grand jury found.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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An Afghan Boy’s Rape and Death Prompt a Rare Response: Arrests

Villagers confronted officials, and seven police officers are now in jail, in a rare official action to investigate child sexual abuse accusations in Afghanistan.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-independent-human-rights-commission, #afghanistan-war-2001, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #defense-and-military-forces, #ghani-ashraf, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kandahar-afghanistan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes, #special-inspector-general-for-afghanistan-reconstruction, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Facebook and the Group That Planned to Kidnap Gretchen Whitmer

Extremist groups and conspiracy theorists like to connect with each other just like everyone else.

#buzzfeed-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whitmer-gretchen, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Man Pleads Guilty to Killing and Burning a Utah College Student

Under a plea deal, Ayoola A. Ajayi, 32, will avoid a possible death sentence and will be sentenced to life in prison without parole later this month, prosecutors said.

#lueck-mackenzie-d-2019, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-salt-lake-city-utah, #seeking-arrangement, #utah

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Derek Chauvin, Ex-Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death, Is Released on Bail

The former Minneapolis police officer is awaiting trial on murder and manslaughter charges after a video captured him kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck in May.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Golden Dawn Found Guilty of Running Criminal Organization in Greece

The court tied the far-right party to a string of attacks, including the fatal stabbing of a left-wing rapper.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #golden-dawn-greece, #greece, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #organized-crime, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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80-Year-Old Is Killed After Asking Bar Patron to Wear Mask

The man was shoved to the ground and hit his head after confronting another patron at a bar in upstate New York, the police said. The case is one of the first of its kind in the state.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lewinski-donald, #masks, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sapienza-rocco-d-2020

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Texas Police Officer Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Black Man

Officer Shaun Lucas was arrested by the Texas Rangers, which said his actions were “not objectionably reasonable.”

#dallas-tex, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #public-safety-department-tex, #texas

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Charles Haeger, Former MLB Player Suspected of Killing Ex-Girlfriend, Found Dead

The authorities said they had been looking for Charles Haeger since Friday, when his former girlfriend was fatally shot in her home in Scottsdale, Ariz.

#arizona, #baseball, #breed-danielle-d-2020, #chicago-white-sox, #flagstaff-ariz, #grand-canyon-ariz, #haeger-charles-1983, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #scottsdale-ariz

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America’s Refusal to Address the Roots of Violence

Elliott Currie’s “A Peculiar Indifference” traces the history of violence in Black communities and the reasons for it.

#a-peculiar-indifference-the-neglected-toll-of-violence-on-black-america-book, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #criminal-justice, #currie-elliott, #income-inequality, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity

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Parents Face Murder Charge in Death of Girl With Severe Lice

Some experts were skeptical that lice alone could have killed the girl, Kaitlyn Yozviak. The case underscored fears about how the pandemic has cut children off from people who could report neglect.

#brenda-trammell, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #georgia, #john-joseph-yozviak, #kaitlyn-yozviak, #lice, #mary-katherine-horton, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #shutdowns-institutional

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Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Actor in Spike Lee Films, Is Killed in Shooting

The Tony-nominated actor, 70, was found by police with multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning.

#actors-and-actresses, #atlanta-ga, #byrd-thomas-jefferson, #lee-spike, #ma-raineys-black-bottom-play, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #set-it-off-movie

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Jamal Khashoggi’s Killing is Focus of ‘Kingdom of Silence’ and ‘The Dissident’

“Kingdom of Silence,” due Friday, and “The Dissident,” due Dec. 18, revisit the killing of the Saudi journalist Khashoggi in Turkey in 2018.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #central-intelligence-agency, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fogel-bryan, #istanbul-turkey, #khashoggi-jamal, #kingdom-of-silence-movie, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #movies, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rowley-richard, #saudi-arabia, #washington-post

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Massachusetts Judge Overturns Murder Conviction, Citing ‘Racial Animus’ in Prosecutors’ Emails

New evidence emerged in the case of Frances Choy, who spent half of her life imprisoned in Massachusetts for a fire that killed her parents.

#arson, #asian-americans, #brockton-mass, #choy-frances-1985, #choy-kenneth-1986, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prosecutorial-misconduct

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She Was Resting With Her Sons. Then a Shot Was Fired.

Bertha Arriaga heard a noise and went to the window. A stray bullet hit her, making her the 343rd person murdered in New York this year.

#arriaga-bertha, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #vasquez-priscilla

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Man Charged With Attempting to Murder Two Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies

The authorities said that Deonte Lee Murray, 36, of Compton, Calif., shot the deputies multiple times on Sept. 12 in an attack that was captured on video and prompted widespread condemnation.

#attacks-on-police, #compton-calif, #lacey-jackie-1957, #los-angeles-county-calif, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Paris Attack Suspect Wanted to Target Charlie Hebdo With Arson

The suspect in a stabbing last week near the former office of Charlie Hebdo showed interest in a hard-line Islamic group, authorities say.

#macron-emmanuel-1977, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

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Williamson County Sheriff Indicted Over ‘Live PD’ Video of Fatal Traffic Stop

Robert Chody, the sheriff in Williamson County, is accused of tampering with a video of a fatal 2019 traffic stop made by the crew of a police ride-along program.

#ambler-javier, #austin-tex, #chody-robert, #live-pd-tv-program, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nassour-jason, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #reality-television, #television, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Grand Jury Deliberations in Breonna Taylor Case Will Be Released

The Kentucky attorney general’s office said it would release the panel’s recordings after a grand juror contended in a court filing that its discussions were inaccurately characterized.

#cameron-daniel-j-1985, #cosgrove-myles-louisville-ky-police-officer, #decisions-and-verdicts, #hankison-brett-louisville-ky-police-officer, #jury-system, #kentucky, #mattingly-jon-louisville-ky-police-officer, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-louisville-ky, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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$20 Million Settlement Reached in Officer’s Fatal Shooting of William Green

Michael Owen, a police corporal in Prince George’s County, Md., shot William H. Green six times while he was in a patrol car in January, the authorities said.

#black-people, #green-william-h-d-2020, #maryland, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #owen-michael-jr-prince-georges-county-md-police-officer, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prince-georges-county-md

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Murders Are Rising. Blaming a Party Doesn’t Add Up.

The data reveals a different picture than the party-driven explanation President Trump and the Department of Justice have offered.

#crime-and-criminals, #debates-political, #mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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California Driver Charged After Striking Two Protesters, Police Say

The woman was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon on Saturday, the authorities said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #caravan-for-justice, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hit-and-run-drivers, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #orange-county-calif, #tatiana-turner, #yorba-linda-calif

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South Korea Urges Joint Inquiry Into Official’s Killing at Sea

North Korea has apologized for the death of a South Korean government official, but the two countries differ on the circumstances that led to the shooting.

#defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-korea, #ships-and-shipping, #south-korea

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Paris Suspect Said Attack Was Aimed at Paper That Mocked Islam’s Prophet

An 18-year-old immigrant from Pakistan was arrested on Friday after the stabbing of two people near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which was targeted in a 2015 terrorist attack.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #terrorism

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Church That Hosted Emmett Till’s Funeral Is Designated ‘Endangered’

Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ in Chicago, where thousands paid their respects to the murdered teenager in 1955, was placed on a new list of endangered historic places in the United States.

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #funerals-and-memorials, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #mississippi, #mobley-mamie, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-trust-for-historic-preservation, #till-emmett-louis

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