Tag: Death Penalty

Son of Murder Victim Pleads for the Black Man's Life as Texas Decides Today Whether or Not to Execute Next Week

The criminal justice system, which disproportionately incarcerates Black men, focuses less on rehabilitation and more on death and punishment. Mitesh Patel is pleading with the Texas Board of Pardons to spare the life of his father’s killer, Chris Young, a Black man, who after spending 12 years in prison has…

Black State Prosecutor Received Noose, Racist Threats

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is investigating after a noose and several racist, threatening messages were sent to the office of a Black state prosecutor. The threats come after Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced her office would not pursue the death penalty in its cases — a…