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Son of slain mass murder victim spreads forgiveness, unity

Nov. 8, 2020 12:02 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — How he could forgive the man who murdered his mother in a racially charged mass shooting? That is a question often asked of Chris Singleton, a former baseball player and now inspirational speaker who was the keynote speaker in the 5th Annual Ethics & Values Series: “The...

White teen sentenced; planned to kill black churchgoers

Oct. 22, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A white 17-year-old girl was sentenced Thursday to four years in juvenile detention for planning to stab north Georgia churchgoers to death because they were Black. The girl pleaded guilty to attempted murder as part of a plea agreement and was sentenced in Gainesville, Georgia,...

FILE - This file booking image provided by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. On Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, a federal judge will sentence Matthews to up to 70 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of intentional damage to religious property and one count of using a fire to commit a felony.  (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP, File)

Torched Black churches weigh justice, forgiveness

Oct. 18, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

PORT BARRE, La. (AP) — From her front steps, Debra Mallet can see the plot of sandy-colored earth where her church once stood. It was where her daughter got married and where her husband is buried, a sacred house of memories that, on a rainy spring night in 2019, was reduced to ashes while she slept....

This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. On Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, a federal jury in Concord, N.H., found a Cantwell guilty of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Jury finds white nationalist guilty of rape threat

Sep. 28, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A self-proclaimed white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was found guilty Monday by a federal jury of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him. Christopher...