The committing of a hidden life event to the written word. I used to wonder if my reluctance was driven by shame, or simply my incredulity at what took place all those years ago. Now, I think that it is those things mostly, but also a hell of a lot more. Over the last few years, particularly in the recent crosswinds of our racial and cultural political climate, this life event bubbled to the surface of my memory, never quite boiling over. I almost never mention it to women. A few decades ago, when I was just becoming a published author, I was discussing projects with various companies.
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A Chicago jury convicted a white police officer of second-degree murder in the shooting of Laquan McDonald, a year-old African American. Jason Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times on the night of October 20, , as the teen, who was carrying a knife, appeared to be walking away from him. The shooting was captured on police video, sparking outrage throughout the city. The person jury reached a verdict on Friday, just a day after beginning deliberations.
White Texas police officer found guilty of murder for fatally shooting black teen in car
A former Texas police officer was found guilty of murder on Tuesday for shooting into a car carrying a group of teenagers, killing a year-old boy. Roy Oliver, who is white, was found guilty in the death of high school freshman Jordan Edwards, who was black. The teen was in the passenger seat of a car leaving a house party when the officer opened fire in April Oliver was found not guilty on two aggravated assault charges.
On the Civil Rights Memorial are inscribed the names of individuals who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom during the modern Civil Rights Movement - to The martyrs include activists who were targeted for death because of their civil rights work; random victims of vigilantes determined to halt the movement; and individuals who, in the sacrifice of their own lives, brought new awareness to the struggle. The chronology below briefly describes their lives. More information is available at the Civil Rights Memorial Center. George Lee , one of the first black people registered to vote in Humphreys County, used his pulpit and his printing press to urge others to vote.