Emmett Till was lynched over a lie. Now Black men are spending their lives in prison over lies, too

 I was pained to learn that the Justice Department’s reinvestigation of Emmett Till’s 1955 lynchingwould not result in perjury charges against the woman whose accusations led to his murder. But it hurts even more to know that 66 years later, America continues to symbolically lynch Black men with the noose of wrongful convictions. In Philadelphia alone,…

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