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

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

    In a year marked by political polarization and increasing racial tension, Emmett Till has become something of a unifying force on Capitol Hill, harmonizi...
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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” ...



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

    With bipartisan, unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate on July 17, passage of the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 is one step closer to becoming law. The Cold Case Justice Initiative (CCJI) at the College...
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    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 ...


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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.
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    Emmett Till marker in Mississippi riddled with bullets


    TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY, Miss. — The historical sign marking where Emmett Till’s body was found in the Tallahatchie River in 1955 has been riddled with bullets.

    Since the Emmett Till Memorial Commission put up eight markers in Tallahatchie County in 2008, the sign near the river has been a repeated target of vandals ...

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    Emmett Till marker in Mississippi riddled with bullets

    Vandals shot the sign marking where Till’s body was found in the Tallahatchie River.
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    (Photo: Emmett Till Memory Project, The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger)

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    The Expanded Emmett Till Act Comes at a Crucial Time
    The measure expands the federal government's authority to investigate hate crimes from the civil rights era

    These are consequential times, but the bill President Obama signed this month might seem detached from them. After all, it's been more than 60 years since 14-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by two white men for the crime of whistling at a white woman. The new law that bears his name—the Emmett Till Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016—is an expansion of a 2008 bill authorizing the FBI and the Justice Department to investigate hate crime cold cases from the Civil Rights era ...

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a51885/emmett-till-bill/

    The Expanded Emmett Till Act Comes at a Crucial Time

    The measure expands the federal government's authority to investigate hate crimes from the civil rights era.
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