Accused killer Jesse Matthew pleaded guilty to the murders of University of Virginia students Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington and was given four life sentences, NBC News reports.
Martese Johnson has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the state liquor agents responsible for his arrest.
This year alone, 24 unarmed Black men have been shot and killed by the police, and college and university campuses aren’t any safer.
The Virginia liquor agents who bloodied a University of Virginia honor student during a March arrest have been cleared of wrongdoing.
Prosecutors will drop charges against the University of Virginia student who was arrested and bloodied by ABC agents in March, NBC12 reports. The Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney will ask a judge to dismiss the charges against Martese Johnson, the third-year honor student who was arrested outside a popular bar while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The arrest stemmed from […]
I stand with Martese Johnson. There is no excuse for this. @VirginiaABC you should be ashamed. pic.twitter.com/4j3bnfDlBI — UVAProbs (@UVAProbs) March 18, 2015 State law enforcement officers charged University of Virginia honor student Martese Johnson—whose bloody arrest was captured on viral video in March—with public intoxication even though they knew he was not drunk, his […]
Prominent UVA news source, @cavalierdaily , publishes racist stories as April Fools jokes? #FailingToSeeTheComedy pic.twitter.com/pifzI1fXvN — UVA Nupes (@EtaSigmaNUPES) April 1, 2015 Jokes and pranks are common on April Fools’ Day, but when they’re tied to race, that’s crossing the line. The Cavalier Daily, an independent student newspaper at the University of Virginia, came under […]
On Thursday, the 20-year-old University of Virginia student who was injured in a violent arrest at the hands of state Alcoholic Beverage Control officers appeared in court for the first time since the March 18th incident. Martese Johnson, a third-year Italian and media studies major, appeared alongside his lawyer, Daniel Watkins, and entered no plea to […]
I’m no longer certain what’s more taxing: Having to write about yet another unarmed Black person experiencing excessive, brutal force from law enforcement, or having to note that Black man or woman doesn’t have to be pristine to have their humanity respected. Or to have their untimely death be any less tragic or significant because […]
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