Tag: Death Penalty

Justice for George Floyd

Officer Who Pressed Knee Into George Floyd’s Neck to Stand Trial Alone; Judge Halts Federal Execution of Lisa Montgomery, Only Woman on Death Row

Officer who pressed knee into George Floyd’s neck to stand trial alone in March. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — the man who can be seen on video pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck for an excruciating 8 minutes and 46 seconds — will now stand trial alone,…

Student distressed

25 Percent of American Students Lack Resources for Remote Learning; Is the Death Penalty Inherently Racist?; and More

Digital divide for rural students and students of color continues to worsen. A staggering 25% of all school-aged children in the U.S. live in households without reliable Wi-Fi and consistent broadband internet service or access to web-enabled devices such as a computer or tablet, according to data from the National…

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…