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Detroit Has a New Emergency Manager Who Earns Nearly Twice as Much as the Mayor | Black Blue Dog

Michigan’s governor, Rick Snyder, finally appointed a emergency financial manager to get Detroit back into financial stability.

Kevyn Orr, a partner in Jones Day, a Cleveland-based law firm, will have power to control all spending, including throwing out contracts, make cutbacks, sell of assets and suspend elected officials salaries.

via Detroit Has a New Emergency Manager Who Earns Nearly Twice as Much as the Mayor | Black Blue Dog.

 

Man Who Was Falsely Accused of Murder Awarded $13.2M for Pain and Suffering | Your Black World

David Ayers, an Ohio man who was exonerated after spending 13 years in prison for murder, was awarded 13.2 million dollars for his pain and suffering.A fifty-six-year-old Ohio man was exonerated after spending 13 years in confinement for murder. He cried as a federal jury found that two Cleveland police detectives violated his civil rights by coercing and falsifying testimony and withholding evidence that pointed to his innocence on Friday. The verdict also included $13.2 million for Ayers’ pain and suffering. The verdict ends the legal battle Ayers has been fighting since his arrest in 1999.

via Man Who Was Falsely Accused of Murder Awarded $13.2M for Pain and Suffering | Your Black World.

 

Massacre in Cleveland: Lynch Law Was Never Repealed « Afraka

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Sections of Jacksonville (Photo credit: Wikipedia

In Cleveland, this week, 13 police officers, 12 whites and one Hispanic, fired 137 bullets at a Black man and woman after a high-speed car chase. No weapon was found on their bullet-riddled bodies. Community members charged the victims were lynched.

Less than two weeks before, in Jacksonville, Florida, a white man who didn’t like Black teenagers playing loud music at a gas station fired eight or nine shots at 17-year-old, unarmed, Jordan Davis, killing him. The middle-aged shooter claimed he was justified by Florida’s “stand your ground” law that allows white people to act out their fears, hatreds, or mood swings with impunity – the same claim made by another Florida gunman when he executed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin without trial or “right of appeal.”

via Massacre in Cleveland: Lynch Law Was Never Repealed « Afraka.