Executing Intellectually Disabled Black People

States use controversial IQ adjustments to execute intellectually disabled Black individuals, skirting the Atkins v. Virginia ruling. Share your thoughts…

The Tragic Case of Laura Nelson

In 1911, Laura and L.D. Nelson were lynched in Okemah, Oklahoma, after a white mob stormed their jail. Accused of…

The lynching of Jesse Washington

In 1916, Jesse Washington, a 17-year-old mentally disabled Black boy, was lynched in Waco, Texas. Accused of murder, he faced…

Florida v. Bostick

On a bus, police ask for your ID and search your bag, finding narcotics. In Florida v. Bostick (1991), the…

The Case of Roger Fortson

Navy Airman Roger Fortson was tragically killed by police in his home, reigniting debates on race and policing. Legal precedents,…

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