Mississippi Senate Passes Bill To Kill Sanctuary Cities

Days after the Trump administration issued a report aimed at scaring “jurisdictions into becoming deportation agents,” is poised to enact an anti-sanctuary cities law.

Senate Judiciary A Committee Chairman Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport, peers at lawmakers as he describes legislation prohibiting sanctuary cities and requiring local cooperation with federal immigration control, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. (AP/Rogelio V. Solis)

Days after the Trump administration put out its first "sinister" immigrant crime list, Mississippi is poised to enact an anti-sanctuary cities bill that one expert says will fuel racial profiling and make communities less safe. The Mississippi Senate passed the measure, Senate Bill 2710 on Tuesday, and it now heads to the desk of Gov. Phil


Mississippi Prison Still Hasn’t Addressed Conditions That Led To Deadly 2012 Riot

A recent DOJ audit found that a Mississippi private prison which holds mostly immigrant prisoners, failed to address issues with staffing and living conditions that led to a deadly riot in 2012.

prison strike

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. A recently released Department of Justice audit found a Mississippi private prison — which holds over 2,500 immigrant prisoners, most of whom are Mexican nationals—failed to remedy serious problems with staffing and living conditions that led to a deadly riot in 2012. According to the audit [PDF],


Lawsuit: Police Sic Dog On Man, Hogtie Him Face Down Until He Died

According to the lawsuit, Goode’s treatment by police was nothing short of torture. In regards to the police and their use of the K-9, the lawsuit exposes downright sadistic and inhumane behavior by the officers.

Troy Goode

Troy Goode had taken LSD at a concert he and his wife attended in Southaven, Mississippi, but must have been having a bad trip and began acting erratically, running around the parking lot. Though the Memphis, Tennessee, man’s behavior wasn’t violent or threatening to anyone, someone felt it necessary — likely out of misguided concern — to summon


Mississippi Walmart Bombed In Homegrown Terrorist Attack For Refusing To Sell Confederate Flags

The man posted threatening messages missed by law enforcement days before the attack: “Journal corporate, you are on final warning,” “You are part of the problem. As a result of this, y’all are going down, along with Walmart, WTVA, Reeds department store, and all the rest of the anti-American crooks. I’m not kidding. No messing around anymore!”

A Confederate flag flies next to the Alabama Confederate Memorial on the grounds of the Alabama Capitol

JACKSON, Miss. — A man is charged after allegedly setting off an explosive at a Mississippi Walmart Sunday morning. Marshall W. Leonard, 61, of Tupelo, will be charged with placing an explosive device. Under Mississippi Code 97-37-25 he could get life in prison if convicted, the Tupelo Daily Journal reported. Tupelo Police Chief Bart


Activist Group Secretly Records Tyson Foods Workers Punching, Throwing And Pulling Heads Off Of Live Chickens At Mississippi Plant

Both Tyson’s and McDonald’s expressed concern about what was seen in the video footage, and Tyson’s announced severed its relationship with the farm.

Screenshot from Tyson Caught on Hidden Camera Ripping Heads Off Live Animals taken by Mercy for Animals.

(USA TODAY) -- An anti-animal cruelty group says it has secretly recorded Tyson Foods workers punching, throwing and pulling the heads off of live broiler chickens at one of the mega meat producer's plants in Mississippi where up to 2.5 million chickens are slaughtered each week. Vandhana Bala, a lawyer for the group Mercy for Animals, which


FBI Investigating Hanging Death Of Black Man In Mississippi

The investigation involves the FBI, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the United States Attorney’s office. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is also involved.

A home in Port Gibson, Miss., where authorities were investigating the hanging death of a black man in the neighboring woods.

Claiborne County officials prepare to leave a home in Port Gibson, Miss., where authorities were investigating the hanging death of a black man in the neighboring woods, Thursday, March 19, 2015. The man has not been identified. PORT GIBSON, Miss. — Federal and state authorities are investigating the hanging death of a black man in