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Make lynching a federal hate crime

We need the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act to become law so we can make sure no other family has to live knowing that justice wasn't served for the racially-motivated killing of their loved one. 2020 isn't over yet, and we have already experienced headlines, videos, and live footage of racial violence. Making lynching a federal crime is still a necessity today. We must do everything possible to protect the lives of everyone and help make sure no one in this country feels unsafe.
Source: Medium.com e-zine on 2020 Mississippi Senate race , Jun 18, 2020

Reform police tactics, racial bias training, ban chokehold

Espy is calling for transparency with body cameras, a national database of police officers who misbehave, reforming police tactics by banning the choke hold and racial bias and discrimination training. "All of these policies are meant to identify and root out police injustice and police misconduct at least let the public make them aware of who's doing these things to provide for a system that is less racial and fair for everybody with better opportunities," said Espy.
Source: WJTV-12 News Jackson on 2020 Mississippi Senate race , Jun 11, 2020

Resigned for accepting gifts; but acquitted criminally

In 1994 he was pressured to resign his position as US Secretary of Agriculture amid allegations that he inappropriately received gifts. Independent Counsel presented more than 70 witnesses in the trial; Espy's defense rested without calling witnesses. Espy wholeheartedly snubbed a plea bargain. Although [the Independent Counsel] proved that Espy received the gifts, he failed to demonstrate that Espy did something in return for them. On Dec. 2, 1998, Espy was acquitted of all 30 criminal charges.
Source: Huffington Post on 2018 MS Senate Special Election , Jan 8, 2012

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