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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime in Shooting of Three African-American Men Attempting to Evacuate After …


Bourgeois shot at three young African-American men fleeing Hurricane Katrina in 2005

Roland J. Bourgeois, Jr., 55, of New Orleans, LA, appeared yesterday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon and pleaded guilty to charges that, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he shot at three young African-American men because of their race as the men attempted to evacuate New Orleans, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division John Gore; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Peter G. Strasser; and FBI New Orleans Division Special Agent in Charge Eric J. Rommal.

According to documents filed in connection with the plea, shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Bourgeois and other white male residents of the Algiers Point…

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The Hate U Give shines light on African-American experience


Starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Algee Smith and KJ Apa. Directed by George Tillman Jr. Opens Friday at Cineplex Yonge-Dundas. 132 minutes.

It would be an understatement to describe The Hate U Give as topical.

Based on a 2017 novel, the film captures the essence of the lives of African Americans in dealing with issues of race, police brutality and the culture of drugs and violence that plagues the community. The film is bolstered by some fine performances, and African American director George Tillman Jr. does a fine job in delivering a tale with deep emotional resonance. Unfortunately, the plot is a little more clunky than necessary, though that’s a minor concern.

It centres on Starr, a teenager who finds herself living in two worlds, attending a good high school outside her…

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Jury still out on Canandaigua man facing harassment as hate crime charges



Michael Orbino is awaiting a jury verdict after allegedly screaming racial profanities at two local African-American high school students who were …
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'Black Klansman' author hopes movie propels people to act against hate



Stallworth became the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department in the 1970s. He was working in the intelligence …
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NAACP asks State's Attorney to probe cop for hate crimes



Straubel, who is white, in one of the texts obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media, allegedly stated that he hates African-Americans and hoped for a …
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North Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Hate Crime Against African-American Family « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth


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