A Mississippi Republican lawmaker who called for the lynching of politicians who approve of the removal of Confederate monuments needs to "quickly clear up his remarks," the state GOP chairman said Monday.
A disabled man choked by deputies in his own house and forced to fill out a fake witness report. A father of two stopped at sheriff's roadblocks at least 20 times in a year with no legitimate reason. And a great-grandmother's celebratory barbecue interrupted by warrantless searches of attendees' pockets.
The ACLU has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Madison County Sheriff's Department, claiming deputies routinely used excessive force and a variety of unconstitutional tactics to target black people.
It's the last state flag to feature the Confederate battle emblem, and for a moment after the 2015 Charleston shootings it seemed like its days were numbered. But the movement to change Mississippi's state flag has stalled.
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