June 5, 2020         
Fraser States Organizational Commitment to Anti-Racism and Support for Community   •   P&G to Webcast Presentation From the Deutsche Bank dbAccess Global Consumer Conference, June 11   •   Root Launches Homeowners Insurance   •   NC Healthcare Foundation Announces COVID-19 “Fill the Gap” Grants   •   Beyond Spots & Dots Launches $15,000 Women-to-Women Grant Program   •   Newsy wins prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award for 'A Broken Trust' investigation   •   PBS to Address Race and Racism in America Through Broadcast and Streaming Content   •   Philadelphia Administrators' Union Protests Racial Injustice, Honors George Floyd With Silent March   •   A Message From the National Black MBA Association® on America’s Unfinished Business   •   Windward Life Care Earns SAGECare Certification   •   Gynesonics Announces Publications on Healthcare Economic Analyses Demonstrating Significant Facility and Payer Cost Savings When   •   Regions Next Step Survey Finds 81% of Americans Do Not Feel “Financially Fit”   •   Youth Form National Summit To Respond To Call For Action Following George Floyd Protests   •   Texas Online Preparatory School to Celebrate Class of 2020 with Online Ceremony June 6   •   Mark T.C. Bounds, Author, is being recognized by Continental Who's Who   •   TeamChildren and the Andrew Hicks Foundation Donate 25 Laptops to College Bound Chester High Students   •   The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Thanks Press On Fund for $100,000 Gift to Support Groundbreaking Pediatric Cancer Research   •   Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Releases Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter Protests, Calls for Police Reform Meas   •   Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw from India named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2020   •   Jennifer Corder Launches New TruBlue Franchise in Fort Mill
Bookmark and Share

Guilty Pleas In Firebombing Of Interracial Couple's Home

WASHINGTON – Two Arkansas men pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Little Rock, Ark., to charges related to their involvement in the firebombing of the house of an interracial couple, the Justice Department announced.

 

During the plea proceedings, Dustin Hammond of Sharp County, Ark., and Jake Murphy of Scott County, Ark., admitted that on the night of Jan.14, 2011, while at a party in Evening Shade, Ark., they and two other men devised a plan to firebomb an interracial couple’s home.   Thereafter, all four co-defendants drove from Evening Shade to the victims’ house in Hardy, Ark.   Upon arrival, the co-defendants constructed three Molotov cocktails and threw them at the house.  The couple was also barraged with racial slurs and threatened with future violence if they did not leave Arkansas. The victims’ house sustained some damage during the incident.   The victims were not injured.  

 

Hammond and Murphy pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against rights and one count of criminal violation of housing rights.

 

“Firebombing a family’s home because of their race is a deplorable act of hate that will not be tolerated in our country,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division. “The Justice Department will vigorously prosecute those who resort to violent acts motivated by hate.”

 

Hammond and Murphy face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.   Sentencing has been set for Aug. 12, 2011.   The remaining co-defendants are scheduled to go to trial on May 31, 2011.     

 

This case was investigated by the Little Rock, Ark., Division of the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Ray White of the Eastern District of Arkansas and Trial Attorney Henry Leventis of the Civil Rights Division.


STORY TAGS: interracial , Arkansas , firebombing, Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News