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Rasheem Carter sitting down with greenery behind him

‘They Told Him No’: Rasheem Carter’s Family Questions Police Details Of Death In Smith County

Rasheem Carter, a Fayette, Miss., native and 25-year-old welder, went missing on Oct. 1, 2022, after telling his mother three trucks filled with white men were following him. On Nov. 2, 2022, Rasheem was found dead and dismembered on private property in Smith County. His mother, Tiffany Carter, and family want a federal investigation into his death.

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Deedra Burton in a pink shirt, Lavonda Aldrich in a black shirt, meeting and hugging

Black Women Firefighters Leading, Inspiring In Groundbreaking Roles on Gulf Coast

Both Fire Chief Deedra Burton and firefighter Lavonda Aldrich say women’s presence in the workforce can be helpful in and out of the fire-response field. They have each come to learn that women who are domestic-violence victims often feel more comfortable sharing sensitive details of abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of a loved one with another woman. They also attest that a woman firefighter can better assist little girls who tend to look for nurturing, motherly figures in trying times.

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