Innocence Project Fundraiser
In this two-part episode of hotlou happy hour, hotlou gives you his best Netflix recommendations! He talks about the real story behind “When They See Us” and the Central Park Five, as well as other examples of poorly handled cases failed by the justice system.
For more information about victims of false accusations victims and to donate, join hotlou’s fundraiser below:
Louis’s Juneteenth Fundraiser For Innocence Project
June 19 is Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. But even today, Black people face adversity because of systemic racism and injustice. I’m raising money to show my support for Innocence Project. Your donation will go directly to the nonprofit and help their mission to support racial justice.
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Juneteenth | History & Facts
Juneteenth, holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, observed annually on June 19. The day is also celebrated outside of the U.S., with organizations in a number of countries using the day to recognize the end of slavery and to celebrate the culture and achievements of African Americans.
President Trump Played a Key Role in the Central Park Five Case. Here’s the Real History Behind ‘When They See Us’
Like the rest of the new series, President Trump’s role in ‘When They See Us’ is taken from the real story of the Central Park jogger case.
Central Park Five Tragedy Reframed in Netflix Series “When They See Us”
Watch the Ava DuVernay-directed story on Netflix and learn more about how the legal system and media robbed five innocent teens of their presumption of innocence and so much more. By Innocence Staff 05.24.19 The media and the general public-both in New York City and beyond-instantly believed these five black and Latino youth were guilty of the crime without giving them a fair chance of proving their innocence.
Minnesota Prosecutor Charges Sexting Teenage Girl With Child Pornography
A 14-year-old Minnesota girl is fighting criminal charges that have the potential to destroy her future, including her ability to obtain housing, to enroll in college programs, and even to pursue some career paths. Her case does not involve harm to others. It does not involve damage to property.
ASU retracts job offer to new journalism school dean over racism allegations
PHOENIX – Arizona State University rescinded a job offer to the newly hired dean of its prestigious journalism school following allegations of racism and mistreatment of students. University Provost Mark Searle said in an email Sunday that Sonya Forte Duhé would not lead the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix, The Arizona Republic reported.