The U.S. Department of Justice, the Jackson Police Department and a list of other agencies, including from the Gulf Coast, worked together last week on a police sweep in Jackson. The operation brought in 45 attests, including 31 "documented gang members."
Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba has established a task force to provide recommendations for developing a Jackson Police Department policy that will govern the release of names of officers involved in a shooting, and the timeframe during which the release should take place. They will meet bi-monthly.
The City of Jackson will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King through a conversation titled, “Examining Economic Justice 50 Years Later.” This will be a moderated conversation between Senator Bernie Sanders and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.
Today, U.S. Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and John Lewis (D-GA) announced that they will not attend the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday.
Jackson resident W. David Watkins turned himself in to authorities Wednesday night after being indicted on two counts for embezzling bond money intended for a development project he managed, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
U.S. Representative Bennie G. Thompson released a statement on President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump will issue an executive order today allowing the federal government to give police departments certain military equipment—such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons, and armored vehicles—through the Department of Defense 1033 program and other federal programs.
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba released a statement on Wednesday, August 16, condemning the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend.
The ACLU of Mississippi has called on Gov. Phil Bryant, House Speaker Philip Gunn and the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Rep. Karl Oliver's statement was a breach of Code of Ethics or House rules.
Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason is addressing the rampant rumors around the murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier last week, which were fueled by an early report that the baby wasn't reported missing until an hour after the abduction, which apparently was not true.