Aries Clark, 16, was shot and killed by Arkansas police outside of an emergency youth shelter. No one has said why Clark was shot, or even why police were called to the scene, but Clark died hours after the incident at a local hospital.
The United States Supreme Court has denied the state of Arkansas the right to execute two prisoners out of 8 slated to be put to death this month. This decision was made before the state’s lethal injection drugs expire. These would be the state’s first executions in 12 years, since Eric Nance in 2005.
An Arkansas teacher is being investigated after calling First Lady Michelle Obama a chimpanzee over the holidays.
A picture of Ted Bonner’s Halloween costume began to circulate around social media last week and upset many of the people who saw it. The pictures show Bonner’s face almost completely covered in black while his red-colored lips hide his fake gnarly smile. He’s also holding a sign that says “Black Lives Matter.” The blackface costume was blatantly offensive.
Members of Arkansas’ Supreme Court tossed out a judge’s ruling to strike down the state’s voter ID law on Wednesday.
In a 5-2 ruling, justices vacated the Pulaski County judge’s decision that the law violates the state’s constitution.
Earlier this week a federal judge ruled that Arkansas can stop making payments on one of the nation’s most historic desegregation efforts.
While the ruling no longer holds the state liable in a financial sense, U.S. District Judge Price Marshall did stress that work still needed to be done to ensure Little Rock-area students receive a proper education.