Migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard on planes chartered by DeSantis received a brochure that falsely promised cash, job placement and more, lawyers say
Mid-air, the migrants learned they were bound for Martha's Vineyard rather than Boston and those who had "induced" them to travel under "these false pretenses disappeared, lawyers representing some of them say.news.yahoo.com
International Women’s Day: Choose To Challenge
#ChooseYourChallenge is a social media campaign for International Women's Day which is March 8, 2021JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Monday is International Women’s Day -- a day of activism to celebrate the women’s suffrage movement and bring awareness surrounding issues of discrimination, human rights and equality. Some local activists are sharing their voices through a powerful social media campaign called #ChooseToChallenge. There’s also a march planned to take place at James Weldon Johnson Park from Noon-2:30 p.m. in Jacksonville on Saturday. Bonnie Hendrix, president of the Women’s March Florida joined us on The Morning Show to explain how the movement is a call to action for women’s issues. Watch her interview below:
Witness: Lot of progress since Ax Handle Saturday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. It has been 60 years since the brutal display of violence now known as Ax Handle Saturday unfolded in downtown Jacksonville. And they came in with their baseball bats and ax handles and they started beating on us. He said officials began desegregating public schools in the early 60s, which included Ribault and Raines high schools in Northwest Jacksonville. Ribault High and Ribault Junior High those schools were built for the white kids who lived in the Lake Forest-Ribault neighborhood where I lived, he said. Finally by 1963, you had a situation where about 13 students, African American students, were integrated into five white schools, Lisska told News4Jax, noting that other civil rights issues came to light in the 60s.
Former Chattanooga Police Officer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault
Desmond Logan, 35, a former officer with the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD), was sentenced by the Honorable Curtis L. Collier, U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Logan will serve 20 years in prison with three years of supervised release for crimes involving sexual misconduct while on duty. Logan previously pleaded guilty to two civil rights offenses on Sept. 12, 2019. The Department of Justice will vigorously prosecute officers who commit sexual assault, said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division. This case is a reminder that sexual assault allegations involving law enforcement officers should be fully investigated.justice.gov
World mourns death of civil rights activist, Rep. John Lewis
ATLANTA Civil rights icon, activist and U.S. Rep. John Lewis died at the age of 80 on Friday night after a six-month battle with cancer. As a teenager, he joined the civil rights movement after being recruited by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A mural honoring Lewis was on display in his congressional district in Atlanta, Georgia, and many came to the mural to pray, show their respects and mourn Lewis. The world mourned the death of Lewis, the last living civil rights icon of the Big Six with King during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. He was the kind of civil rights activist that didnt just speak against injustice, he risked his life to fight against injustice.
Florida county votes to keep Confederate Flag by courthouse
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. Florida county commissioners voted Tuesday against removing a Confederate Flag that has flown outside its courthouse since the Civil Rights era. Walton County commissioners voted 3-2 to leave the flag despite please from several residents who said it had hurtful racial undertones. Walton officials said they would not consider removing the city's Confederate memorial. Tyrone Broddus told commissioners Tuesday that the Confederate Flag flying in front of a public courthouse sends a clear message to African Americans. We come to the courthouse looking for justice and when we see the Confederate Flag or the Stars and Bars we realize we are still not receiving the justice we are guaranteed, he said.
North Carolina Nail Salon Owner Charged with Forced Labor of an Employee
Human trafficking is our generations form of physical and psychological captivity. Forced labor deprives victims their basic human rights and strips away their dignity. Labor trafficking schemes are deplorable and do not have place in modern society. My office remains committed to combatting all forms of human trafficking and holding perpetrators accountable for their criminal actions, said U.S. Attorney Murray. If convicted of forced labor, the defendant faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, as well a mandatory restitution.justice.gov
Remarks by Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Announcing the United States v. Patrick Wood Crusius Indictment
Hello, my name is Eric Dreiband and I am the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Justice. As Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, it is both my duty and my privilege to enforce the federal civil rights laws and, with our dedicated law enforcement colleagues, to protect the civil rights of all persons in our country. It is the duty of government to secure these rights, and one way we do so is by enforcing federal hate crimes laws. Today, we and the grand jury allege that the Defendant committed federal hate crimes, and that he committed these violent crimes to frighten and intimidate the Hispanic community. I now turn the podium over to Luis Quesada, the FBIs Special Agent in Charge of the El Paso FBI office.justice.gov
Orange County Man Charged with Federal Hate Crimes for December 28, 2019, Machete Attack at Rabbis Home
Thomas is expected to be presented in White Plains federal court later today. Every American should be free to live and worship in safety, said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division. The federal penalties for this type of attack are severe and justified. Thomas declared to dozens of assembled congregants, no one is leaving, and attacked the group with an 18-inch machete. Following the attack, Thomas traveled in a car to New York City, and he was stopped in Harlem by members of the New York City Police Department.justice.gov
American Girl unveils new Civil Rights-era doll
If you grew up in the ‘90s or have a school-age daughter, then you're probably familiar with the brand American Girl, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since 1986, the business has sold more than 29 million dolls and more than 153 million books. This summer, it will release a new historical doll, Melody, the company’s third African-American doll. Only on “CBS This Morning,” Jericka Duncan goes inside the design studio for the first exclusive look.cbsnews.com
Bob Schieffer hosts "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights" live symposium
Bob Schieffer hosts "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights" live symposium This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon Johnson outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Bob Schieffer, who will host "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights" tonight, joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to preview the special symposium.cbsnews.com