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Judge Orders New Trial for Tennessee Black Lives Matter Activist Jailed for “Illegal Voting”

HeadlineFeb 28, 2022

In Tennessee, a judge ordered a new trial for Pamela Moses, a Black activist who was sentenced to six years in prison for trying to register to vote, not knowing she was ineligible due to a felony conviction. New evidence shows a probation officer erroneously signed a document stating Moses’s probation had expired and that she was allowed to vote. Moses is the founder of Black Lives Matter Memphis and a former mayoral candidate.

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