Federal Judge Overturns South Carolina Death Sentence Because of Prosecutor’s Racist Arguments

Federal Judge Overturns South Carolina Death Sentence Because of Prosecutor’s Racist Arguments A South Carolina federal district court has vacated the death sentence imposed on Johnny Bennett, an African-American defendant condemned by an all-white jury after prosecutor Donald Myers (pictured) had “made multiple statements clearly calculated to excite the jury with racial imagery and stereotypes.”

Community Turns Fallen Officer’s Car Into Memorial

Community Turns Fallen Officer’s Car Into Memorial GREENVILLE, S.C. —Members of the Greenville Police Department and the entire community are mourning the loss of an officer. Officer Allen Jacobs was fatally shot just before 12:30 p.m. Friday and the suspect killed himself, according to Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller.

House Approves ‘Tucker Hipps’ Bill on College Violations

House Approves ‘Tucker Hipps’ Bill on College Violations SHOW TRANSCRIPT COLUMBIA, S.C. —The South Carolina House has passed a bill requiring colleges to post violations committed by fraternity and sorority members to publicize the groups’ record before students join. The House unanimously approved the “Tucker Hipps Transparency Act” on Wednesday.