DOJ: Former Texas chief deputy pleads guilty to violating federal civil rights of handcuffed detainee he assaulted ‘out of frustration’
A former Texas chief deputy pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to violating an arrestee’s civil rights by using excessive force against him during an arrest last year, the US Attorney’s Office announced.
‘He won’t live to leave this neighborhood’: Attorney Ben Crump calls for arrest of HPD officer who shot, killed Jalen Randle
Nationally-renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump held a news conference Thursday with the family of Jalen Randle to discuss what they are calling the disturbing and violent record of Houston Police Officer Shane Privette, who shot and killed the Black man on April 27.
Ahmaud Arbery convictions: What’s the difference between malice murder and felony murder, and who can make a citizen’s arrest?
It’s a video that, for those who have viewed it, many will likely never forget. A 25-year-old Black man jogging through a Georgia neighborhood and a pickup truck chasing behind him. Although some shots were out of view, the video shows the truck cutting off the jogger, the truck’s occupants brandishing guns, a struggle, multiple shotgun blasts at point-blank range and a young life cut short.
Attorney Ben Crump, George Floyd’s brother, and others march for justice for Black man killed in Texas
LA MARQUE, Texas – It’s been a month since Joshua Feast was shot and killed in La Marque, Texas. On Saturday, Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, the NAACP, George Floyd’s brother, Pamela Turner’s sister and Danny Thomas marched with people in the La Marque community. Feast was shot and killed by La Marque police officer Jose Santos on Dec. 9. Crump said too many black men are shot while running away. People in the La Marque community say they’re making sure Joshua’s name and legacy live on.
Holocaust Museum Houston hosts U.S. premiere of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
HOUSTON – The Holocaust Museum Houston is hosting the U.S. premiere of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom. “We’ve waited nearly two years to hose this extraordinary exhibit,” said Dr. Kelly J Zuniga, CEO of Holocaust Museum Houston. “It is an honor, and we’re very, very proud, and it is integral to our mission here at the Holocaust Museum Houston,” Zuniga said. Free admissionHMH will be hosting a Human Rights Expo on Sept. 26, inviting more than eight human rights organizations to the museum. Guests will need to reserve a timeslot to view the newly opened exhibition, Mandela: Struggle for Freedom.
Customer files lawsuit after Houston area store clerk hurls racial slur
HOUSTON – Frank Hayden has filed a federal Civil Rights lawsuit against Circle K, which prevents discrimination in contracts and sales. Hayden claims a store clerk at Circle K located in the 8100 block of Barker Cypress Road used racial slurs during a dispute between the two. According to Hayden, the first incident happened about two weeks ago and was much different with no racial slurs or dispute. “I asked the second clerk on the second shift. KPRC 2 reached out to Circle K but has not yet received a response from the company regarding the incident and their employee.
Lawmakers and public to pay respects as John Lewis lies in state at nations capitol
WASHINGTON, D.C. Congress and the public will pay their respects to Rep. John Lewis of Georgia Monday as his body lies in state at the U.S. Capitol. The civIl rights icons body will lie in state in the US Capitol Rotunda where an invitation-only ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. On Sunday, Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday as remembrances continued. Lewis died July 17 at 80, months after he was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. Lewis served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgias 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death.
Texas leaders react to the loss of Civil Rights giant John Lewis
HOUSTON Local leaders in Houston and Texas react to the passing of civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis. The 80-year-old Civil Rights icon passed away Friday after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer in Atlanta. Congressman John Lewis: gladiator, fighter...advocate for human right civil rights, Mayor Sylvester Turner said. People from all walks of life and all political affiliations mourn Lewis death. To say John Lewis was an icon or a hero is an understatement, said Senator Ted Cruz.
John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80
(AP) John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died. Lewis' death was confirmed by a House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a statement Friday night. Lewis was the last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists, led by the Rev. He was best known for leading 600 protesters in the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Lewis was knocked to the ground and beaten by state troopers.