Hi there,

If you think Democracy Now!’s reporting is a critical line of defense against war, climate catastrophe and authoritarianism, please make your donation of $10 or more right now. Today, a generous donor will DOUBLE your donation, which means it’ll go 2x as far to support our independent journalism. Democracy Now! is funded by you, and that’s why we’re counting on your donation to keep us going strong. Please give today. Every dollar makes a difference—in fact, gets doubled! Thank you so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


“Goon Squad” Convicts Get State Sentences of 15-45 Years for Torturing Black Men

HeadlineApr 12, 2024

In Mississippi, six white former sheriff’s deputies who belonged to the self-described “Goon Squad” have each been sentenced in state court to 15 to 45 years in prison for raiding a home and torturing two Black men. They will serve the state sentences concurrently with their federal sentences, which were handed down last month and range between 10 and 40 years in prison. Click here to see our full coverage of this story, including interviews with the survivors Michael Jenkins and Eddie Parker.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation