September 18, 2020         
GEICO’s Response Team Is in Place and Ready to Handle Your Auto Claim Needs   •   Forbes Ranks Tractor Supply a Top Employer for New Graduates   •   Fourth Annual “I’m Listening” Broadcast to Air on All Entercom Stations Nationwide   •   Texas Grand Ranch has committed to matching donations to Camp Hope, with a combined goal of raising $100,000.   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on Rosh Hashana   •   Million Girls Moonshot Comes to New York! State's Afterschool Network Joins Nationwide Effort to Close the Gender Gap in STEM   •   Emily Leproust, Ph.D., to Receive 2020 Rosalind Franklin Award   •   Safe Ed K-12 Task Force Asks for Full Elimination of Sex Ed Due to Abuse and Ongoing Violation of Florida Law   •   Jackson Healthcare Named to FORTUNE's "Best Workplaces for Women" List for Second Year in a Row   •   New Citi Impact Fund Announces First Investments   •   Million Girls Moonshot Comes to Maryland! State's Afterschool Network Joins Nationwide Effort to Close the Gender Gap in STEM   •   Campbell Appoints Camille Pierce as Chief Culture Officer   •   Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Wins Footwear Honor at the Accessories Council’s Design Excellence Awards for the Second Year in   •   HealthShare Symposium 2020 Special Event, presented by Healthgrades, Encouraged Attendees to Turn Recent Challenges into Opportu   •   FCA Earns Spot On Latina Style "Best Companies for Latinas" List   •   New SeaPak Shrimp Sea Pals Bring Fun and Flavor to the Kitchen Table   •   JPMA Fills Car Seat Checkup Gap During Child Passenger Safety Week 2020   •   MENTOR New York to Honor Joe Fergus as Mentor of the Year for Connections Mentoring   •   Helen of Troy Limited Announces Earnings Release Date, Conference Call, and Webcast for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Results   •   BlackNorth Initiative Invites Quebec Corporate CEOs to Sign Pledge to End Anti-Black Systemic Racism
Bookmark and Share

Killer Who Dragged Black Man Gets Execution Date

HOUSTON - One of three men convicted for their involvement in the infamous East Texas dragging death 13 years ago has received an execution date.

A judge in Jasper County signed an order that sets Sept. 21 as the date 44-year-old Lawrence Russell Brewer will be put to death by lethal injection for killing James Byrd.

Three white men chained the 49-year-old black man to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him to death on a country road near Jasper.

Brewer was one of the three convicted in the June 1998 case that shocked the nation for its brutality.

Partner John William King also was sentenced to death and is awaiting an appeal.

A third man, Shawn Berry, received life in prison.


STORY TAGS: James Byrd , Lawrence Russell Brewer , Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

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