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Investigations

Asian Man Gets Plea Deal on Drug Charge After Attorney Reveals Racial Disparities in Enforcement

An Asian man facing prison time on a drug charge got a plea deal soon after his attorney alleged selective prosecution and used the Oxford Police Department’s own data to reveal worsening patterns of racial disparities for arrests and prosecution of drug charges. Now, he is facing five years of supervised probation instead.

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MFP Voices

Setting the Record Straight on Initiative 65: Oxford Mayor Has Her Facts Wrong

Initiative 65 is backed by a Mississippi-based organization whose steering committee includes current and former legislators from both major parties, board-certified physicians, pharmacists, law enforcement officers and military veterans, among others. If there is any industry that profits from marijuana, it is our nation’s criminal justice system.   

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Investigations

‘The Ole Miss We Know’: Wealthy Alums Fight to Keep UM’s Past Alive

UM Emails Part II: In late 2018, a number of University of Mississippi officials struggled to strike a balance between empathizing with aggrieved wealthy white donors who clung to the Ole Miss of yore and responding to a UM faculty and student body that, overall, felt the school was not moving fast enough into the future.

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Investigations

‘The Fabric is Torn in Oxford’: UM Officials Decried Racism Publicly, Coddled it Privately

UM Emails, Part I: On Sept. 21, 2018, Oxford and University of Mississippi community members flanked Meek School of Journalism and New Media Dean Will Norton as he denounced a Facebook post by Ed Meek, the school’s top donor and namesake. The Mississippi Free Press examined emails that show that, at the time, Norton knew more than he publicly admitted about the circumstances surrounding the inflammatory post.

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