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Black Lives Matter Activist Jasmine Richards Faces Sentencing in “Felony Lynching” Case

HeadlineJun 07, 2016

In California, Black Lives Matter activist Jasmine Richards faces up to four years in prison at her sentencing today after she was convicted of a rarely used statute in California law known up until recently as “felony lynching.” Police accused her of trying to de-arrest someone during a peace march in Pasadena last August. The arrest and jailing of a young black woman activist on charges of felony lynching has sparked a firestorm of protest, with supporters vowing to pack the court today. Click here to see our interview with her attorney, Nana Gyamfi, and Black Lives Matter organizer Melina Abdullah.

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