World US shuts Emmett Till investigation without charges
If Merrick Garland Doesn’t Charge Trump and His Coup Plotters, Our Democracy Is Toast
The Department of Justice announced this week that it would crack down on airline passengers who throw tantrums. Now, if Attorney General Merrick Garland would only get around to doing something about people who plot the overthrow of our government and a former president who's serially obstructed justice and abused power we might be getting someplace. Not that in-flight safety isn’t important. It is. Just like it’s important to arrest and prosecute the moron Trumpist foot soldiers who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. All that is important. But it is not enough.
The US government has closed an inquiry into the infamous 1955 murder of a black boy in Mississippi after failing to corroborate an author's claim that a key figure in the case lied.
The Department of Justice (DoJ) made the announcement after meeting Emmett Till's relatives in Illinois on Monday.
The Chicago 14-year-old was kidnapped, tortured and killed after a white woman said he had harassed her at a store.
His death galvanised America's then-budding civil rights movement.
Emmett's mother insisted on an open coffin at the funeral, and the published photos of the boy's brutalised remains shocked the nation.
13 Omicron Cases Confirmed in Amsterdam, Israel Shuts Border
Thirteen of the 61 people who tested positive for COVID-19 on two flights from South Africa to the Netherlands were infected with the super-mutated Omicron variant that is now popping up in countries all over the globe, officials revealed on Sunday. Each passenger had to either have a vaccine certificate or a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the KLM flights, meaning either the vaccines didn’t stop infection, the tests didn’t pick up the virus, or the virus wasn’t detectable at the time the tests were performed.
The DoJ reopened the case in 2018 after a book cast doubt on the testimony of a white woman who was central to the case.
Carolyn Bryant Donham said Emmett had grabbed her by the waist, uttered a profanity and asked her for a date while she was alone in the family grocery store on the evening of 24 August 1955 in Money, Mississippi.
But a 2017 best-selling book, The Blood of Emmett Till, by historian Timothy Tyson, quoted her as recanting this story.
The author said she had indicated - in her first ever known interview - that her courtroom testimony six decades earlier about Emmett's purported sexual advance was unfounded.
However,that the FBI had interviewed Ms Donham, and she had denied ever disavowing her testimony, and did not provide any further information.
Virgil Abloh's Most Iconic Fashion Moments In His Almost 15-Year Career
Virgil Abloh passed away following a battle with cancer. Here, we honour the creative director by rounding up his most iconic fashion moments. Virgil Abloh's untimely death has left the fashion industry mourning. The 41-year-old artistic director of Louis Vuitton Menswear and Off-White founder passed away following an almost two-year battle with cancer. "Virgil valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma," representatives of the late designer said on Instagram.
They added that authorities concluded there was "insufficient evidence to prove that she ever told the professor [Mr Tyson] that any part of her testimony was untrue".
"Although the professor represented that he had recorded two interviews with her, he provided the FBI with only one recording, which did not contain any recantation."
The statement added: "The professor also provided inconsistent explanations about whether the missing recording included the alleged recantation or whether, instead, the woman made the key admission before he began recording the interview."
Officials also said there was nothing to validate the claim that Ms Donham had disavowed her story in any transcript of Mr Tyson's interviews.
The author quotes Ms Donham in the book as saying: "That part's not true. Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him."
But the DoJ said even in the author's account it was unclear what Ms Donham was referring to when she was quoted as saying "that part's not true".
Major overhaul of cosmetic surgery industry announced after Four Corners investigation into Dr Daniel Lanzer
The medical regulator announces a major review of patient safety in the cosmetic surgery sector, after Four Corners revealed details of serious hygiene and safety breaches in clinics operated by Dr Daniel Lanzer. Since the initial investigation, more than 100 Lanzer clinic patients have come forward to share their harrowing experiences.The investigation uncovered serious hygiene and safety breaches and procedures by Dr Lanzer that left patients in extreme pain, requiring further medical treatment and suffering from ongoing physical and psychological issues.
Ms Donham's daughter-in-law, Marsha Holley Bryant, was present for the two tape-recorded interviews with Mr Tyson, and she said in 2018 that Ms Donham had never recanted.
Mr Tyson, a researcher and historian at Duke University in North Carolina, stood by his version in statements to US media on Monday.
He said in an email: "Carolyn started spilling the beans before I got the recorder going. I documented her words carefully."
He added: "My reporting is rock solid."
He said in an email: "I am standing in the public square telling the truth as I see it based on solid evidence."
who said Emmett had wolf-whistled at Ms Donham outside the store for a laugh, but Mr Wright denied that Emmett had ever spoken out of turn to her.
Four days later, Emmett was dragged from his bed at his uncle's home, beaten and shot in the head. His corpse would be recovered from a local river.
Ms Donham's ex-husband, Roy Bryant, and brother-in-law, JW Milam, were prosecuted for Emmett's death. They were acquitted by an all-white jury after just over an hour of deliberation.
Months later, they confessed to the murder in a paid magazine interview, but maintained they had done nothing wrong.
The pair were not brought to trial again, and have since died.
You may also be interested in:
Order bid for woman jailed on terror count .
A Federal Court hearing has begun with the Australian Federal Police seeking a control order on an SA woman previously jailed on a terror charge.A hearing began in the Federal Court in Adelaide on Monday with the Australian Federal Police seeking the order over Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif.