The Scottsboro Boys were nine Black teenage boys (the youngest was 13 and the oldest was 19) accused of rape in Alabama in 1931. The landmark set of legal cases from this incident dealt with racism and the right to a fair trial. The case included a frameup, an all-White jury, rushed trials, an attempted lynching, an angry mob, and is an example of an overall miscarriage of justice.
The U.S. Park Police has responded to questions about why three African American teenagers were handcuffed while selling water without a permit on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The answers are as hollow as one would expect.
Source: BlackMattersUS Third-degree aggravated assault charge filed against New Jersey cop accused of beating Black teen. A 31-year-old Carteret, New Jersey police officer was arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting and injuring a Black teenager, NBC News reports. According to prosecutors, Officer Joseph Reiman, who is the brother of Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman, was following the...
A former Mississippi sheriff's deputy has been charged in the 1964 kidnappings of two black teenagers who were long believed to have been abducted and killed by the Ku Klux Klan, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.