White Supremacist Sentenced to 10 Years for Arson Attack on African American Home

Chicago-area white supremacist Brian James Moudry has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting the home of an African American family on fire.

 

The family had recently moved onto his street in Joliet, IL. Moudry splashed the home with gasoline and lit it ablaze while eight children and one adult were inside.

 

Luckily, all were able to escape.

Ben Jealous Awarded The Puffin/Nation Prize; Donating Portion of Prize Money to Troy Davis’ Nephew

Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, was awarded The Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship earlier this week.

$100,000 is included in the prize  that is given to someone who has “challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative, and socially responsible work of significance.”

Jealous has decided to give part of his money to Troy Davis’ nephew. Many will remember that Davis was executed in September of last year for the murder of a police office, a crime many say he did not commit.

NY Minorities 9 TIMES More Likely to be ‘Stopped and Frisked’

According to the New York Times, black and Latino New Yorkers are nine times more likely than whites to be “stopped and frisked,” but once stopped, they’re no more likely to be arrested.

And after more than 575,000 stops, the practice has yielded only 762 guns.

Organizations and activists contend that such statistics only further establish that the Stop and Frisk program is “racially driven,” and not particularly effective.