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Mississippi ‘Goon Squad’ deputies get yearslong sentences for racist torture of 2 Black men

Posted on AllSides March 19th, 2024
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AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File

Michael Corey Jenkins and Eddie Terrell Parker sat on the front row of a packed courtroom Tuesday and watched as a federal judge handed down yearslong sentences to two of the white former Mississippi law enforcement officers who tortured the two Black men last year in a brutal attack that began on the basis of race.

After a neighbor complained about them staying in a white woman’s home, the Black men were tortured by people who had sworn an oath to serve and protect them.

Hunter Elward, 31, was sentenced...

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