When unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis was shot by a white man at a gas station, his mother and father struggled to get justice, but ultimately saw their son’s murderer convicted. Senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown looks at a new film that explores Davis’ story, as well as race, guns and stand your ground laws. Continue reading
When we only pay attention to the things that are trending in our social networks, we may be missing some compelling stories. Carlos Watson, CEO of website Ozy, joins Gwen Ifill to share a few overlooked items, including a man trying to reform schools in Oakland, and a program that aims to transform the lives of inmates. Continue reading
The Westboro Baptist Church is claiming to picket the funerals of the victims killed in last week’s shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.
The head of the government department that suffered two massive cyberattacks says a hacker gained access to the agency’s records with a credential used by a federal contractor. Continue reading
Donald Featherstone, the creator of the plastic pink flamingo, died Monday at age 79 after a battle with Lewy body dementia.
Major retailers Wal-Mart and Sears announced that they will no longer sell Confederate battle flag merchandise in their stores, but a spike in online sales on Amazon suggests that some people are turning elsewhere to buy the controversial emblem. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced he has cancer of the lymph nodes. While the disease is “very advanced,” he says he plans to continue in office while receiving treatment. Also, 31 civilians were wounded in an attack on the Afghan Parliament, and the U.S. Army has reprimanded the general who oversaw the training of forces in Iraq. Continue reading
The mass shooting in Charleston isn’t just an isolated event, but can be seen as part of a troubled history of racial hatred and violence in the United States. What makes someone embrace racist ideology and what can be done to stop it? Gwen Ifill talks with Richard Cohen of the Southern Poverty Law Center, former FBI special agent Gregg McCrary and Paul Butler of Georgetown University Law Center. Continue reading
The Supreme Court today ruled on cases that set boundaries in the government’s power over individuals. One concerned the government’s right to regulate prices of raisins by seizing crops, and another challenged a Los Angeles law requiring hotels to give guest lists to the police. Gwen Ifill discusses the rulings with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal. Continue reading
During World War II, the U.S. government conducted experiments with mustard gas and other chemicals on thousands of American troops. A new NPR investigation has found that some military experiments singled out African-American, Japanese-American and Puerto Rican servicemen by race. Judy Woodruff learns more from Caitlin Dickerson of NPR and Susan Smith of University of Alberta. Continue reading