Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jackson Free Press

Fetal Heartbeat Ban ‘A Direct Challenge to Roe,’ Activists Warn

Abortion-rights activists are warning that Mississippi's fetal-heartbeat bills, and others like them, are part of an effort to instigate a U.S. Supreme Court case...

Beyond Angry Tweets: Robert Foster on Why He is Running for...

Mississippi House Rep. Robert Foster greets me on the floor of the chamber where he is a freshman legislator. Along with his campaign manager,...

Behind the Badge: Two JPD Officers Who Shot Multiple People in...

After about a year of asking, the Jackson Free Press learned the names, current status and in eight out of nine cases, the details...

#MSLeg: Broadband, Abortion, Prison Reform

Dozens of beaming legislators stood around Gov. Phil Bryant in the Mississippi Capitol rotunda. With a stroke of his pen on Jan. 30, he...

OPINION: Hate Crimes Are Still a Problem. Lawmakers Could Help.

Within the past few weeks, hate crimes have been splashed across cable news and newspaper headlines. Racist, homophobic attackers in Chicago allegedly harassed and...

School Safety Act Includes Mental Health, School Surveillance Provisions

Mississippi's children go to school in places "of potential violence," Gov. Phil Bryant lamented in his State of the State address last month, as...

Mississippi Immigrant Rights Group Calls for Action from Lawmakers

Yitzel abruptly stopped speaking as she sobbed from behind a podium in the Mississippi Capitol on Wednesday. Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance Director Bill Chandler...

Bennie Thompson Calls for Evasive Trump Official to Testify to Congress

In a scathing letter, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., called on Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen to appear before the congressional Committee on Homeland Security.Thompson,...

EDITORIAL: Mayor Must Repair City’s Transparency Related to Policing, Crime

After asking for more than a year, the Jackson Free Press finally received the names and current status of Jackson police officers who shot...