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Jackson Staging ‘Unconstitutional Roadblocks’ in Black Communities, Class-Action Lawsuit Charges

Mississippi Justice Center President and CEO Vangela M. Wade said that an expired driver’s license, auto registration, or liability insurance is not necessarily indicative of criminal behavior or intent. Her organization filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of Jackson Police Department on Feb. 23, 2022, for setting up roadblocks across the capital city.

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MFP Voices

Brookhaven’s Black Police Chief Is Blind to Severe Racist Reality

Gregory Case and Brandon Case’s alleged actions sent a strong message through the overall symbolism of timing. It’s apparent that Brookhaven not only still has a serious race problem, but the town is plagued by a documented history of systemic brutality against Black people. It’s also apparent that Police Chief Collins is disconnected from a severe reality of the community he leads.

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Strong Arms of JXN: Credible Messengers Use Experiences to Prevent Violence

John Knight, Terun Moore and Benny Ivey have all experienced life in prison and now mentor criminal-justice-system-involved young people as credible messengers with the Strong Arms of JXN, which launched in 2018. The Strong Arms of JXN gathers formerly incarcerated individuals devoted to showing young people alternate paths from the ones they at one point chose and have since turned away from.

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‘He Was a Good Son’: COVID-19 Amplified Jackson Violence, Inequities for Black Families 

Found dead on the side of a road in South Jackson, Tramaine Green was one of 128 homicides in Jackson in 2020. In her overview introducing the Hinds County chapter of our “(In)Equity and Resilience: Black Women Women and Systemic Barriers” collaboration with the Jackson Advocate, reporter Aliyah Veal tells one family’s story of navigating COVID-19, gun violence and being ignored by police through the pandemic—and the pandemic-magnified causes of crime and inequities that have long affected their path to success.

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