Black People Politics : With Emmett Till Bill, Senate Says Black Lives Matter - Till's Marker riddled with bullets in MS

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In the Spirit of Emmett Till,



With A New Emmett Till Bill, Senate Says Black Lives Matter


... Just before hitting the lights late this past Thursday night on the way out on “convention” recess, the Republican-controlled Senate passed the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016. In a way, this measure can be seen as a legislative validation of the Black Lives Matter mantra—the first since the tragic recent shooting deaths in Baton Rouge, LA, Falcon Heights, MN, and Dallas, TX. ...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-benson/with-a-new-emmett-till-bi_b_11060700.html


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Cold Case Justice Initiative Lauds Passage of Emmett Till Reauthorization Act by U.S. Senate


... The original Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007 was scheduled to expire in 2017. “Much work remains to be done to investigate the killings and disappearances of victims of racially motivated violence during the Civil Rights Era,” says Johnson. “The Reauthorization Act not only extends the sunset provision of the original legislation, but enhances several aspects of the law so that the prospect for justice can be realized” ...



http://news.syr.edu/cold-case-justi...till-reauthorization-act-by-u-s-senate-37846/


The Cold Case Justice Initiative at the College of Law examined the current state of the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Act during a panel at the National Press Club on Dec. 9, 2014



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New Emmett Till bill would open files



Sixty-one years after Emmett Till was brutally killed, a push is underway to pass legislation that bears his name.

In 2008, Congress passed the Emmett Till Unsolved Crimes Act, which authorized the FBI to investigate cold cases from the unpunished civil rights era killings before 1970 ...


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...-till-bill-would-open-files/89621098/?ref=yfp


(Photo: Gannett News Service)


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