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James Craig Anderson

2 Women Sentenced In Hate Crime Slaying

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 06.09.2015 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a hearing that lasted more than five hours Thursday, a federal judge sentenced two women to the maximum prison terms for th...

Women To Be Sentenced For Role In Deadly Attack On Black Man

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 04.09.2015 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two young white women, part of a group who repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black people to attack, are sche...

3 Sentenced For Racist Attack That Killed Black Man

AP | By JEFF AMY | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three more young white men, all part of a group that repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black people to attack...

Mississippi Men Sentenced For Hate Crimes

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2015 | Crime

(Adds comment from victim's sister) By Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss., Feb 10 (Reuters) - Three white men who pleaded guil...

The Courage and Vision of Medgar Evers

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Medgar Evers would be pleased to know that all public schools are technically available to all children, but he would be dismayed to learn that even so, many black children are still getting a separate, unequal, and failing education. We must not let all he lived and died for recede on our watch.

Sixth Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty In James Craig Anderson Case

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2013 | Black Voices

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A Mississippi man pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal hate crime charges in connect...

Murderers Thought 'It Was Funny' When Victim Pleaded For Life

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 12.05.2012 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- A fourth man pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges Tuesday in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck in ...

Justice for Trayvon Martin and James Craig Anderson: Federal Hate Crimes Legislation and the Case for Cooperative Federalism

Kami Chavis Simmons | Posted 06.02.2012 | Crime
Kami Chavis Simmons

The Martin and Anderson cases demonstrate the vital role the federal government can play in investigations when there are questions surrounding the local or state government's ability or willingness to initiate a prosecution.

WATCH: CNN Correspondent Uses N-Word

Posted 03.22.2012 | Media

Viewers must have been startled on Thursday when CNN correspondent Drew Griffin said the n-word on air and was not bleeped out. The moment came du...

Mississippi Teen Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime Hit-And-Run

HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.22.2012 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A white teenager pleaded guilty to murder and a hate crime Wednesday for running over a black man with his pickup truck in a ki...

Miss. Teen Pleads Not Guilty To Running Down Black Man

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 11.30.2011 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. — A white Mississippi teenager accused of running down a black man with a truck pleaded not guilty to capital murder on Friday. ...

Family Of Man Killed In Alleged Mississippi Hate Crime Files Suit

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 11.06.2011 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (Associated Press) -- The family of a black man who authorities say was run over by a white teenager in a truck is suing over the alleg...

Mississippi Teen Charged With Capital Murder In Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 10.20.2011 | Crime

A white Mississippi teen accused in the fatal hit-and run of a black man could face the death penalty if convicted on capital murder charges in the ca...

FBI Investigates Fatal Rundown Of Black Man In Mississippi

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 10.18.2011 | Crime

(AP) -- The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man who Mississippi authorities say was intentionally run down by a ...

Internet War Of Words Over Alleged Hate Crime Killing In Mississippi

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 10.14.2011 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- Authorities call it a hate crime by two white teens against a middle-aged black man, "murder by physically assaulting and purposeful...

What James Craig Anderson's Killing Means to America

Michael Deibert | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Michael Deibert

Where in the world do at least seven people participate in a brutal and fatal sectarian attack against an innocent working man whose only crime is to be part of a targeted minority? Welcome to 21st century Mississippi.

(WATCH) Surveillance Video Shows Mississippi Teen In Alleged Hate Crime Slaying

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 10.09.2011 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- CNN released surveillance footage Monday showing the death of a Jackson, Mississippi man in what police and prosecutors are cal...