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Fresh update on "mississippi" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Congress returning from Easter recess this week, and President Biden's 13 figure Infrastructure plan awaits the non starter for Mississippi. Republican Senator Roger Wicker. You've got a proposal here of $2.3 Trillion.70, percent of which cannot, by any stretch of the Met in the imagination be called Infrastructure Energy Secretary Jennifer Grand Homes as opponents like wicker need to update their definition of infrastructure in 1990. We wouldn't have thought that broad. Band was infrastructure because it wasn't on the scene yet, but we of course need broadband in every pocket of the country. The secretary and the senator on ABC is this week broadcast. Derrick Show Vince trial, sparking new debate over police use of force policies House Democrats on Capitol Hill did pass Bill named after George Floyd that would ban some of the most controversial policing practices. The president says that he supports that bill but just remains to be seen whether anything could be negotiated out of the Senate. Maybe she's Mary Alice Parks. Richard can sue ABC News a long day of tributes to Prince Philip in the British Parliament more from ABC s Tom Rivers in London, leading the session in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson Said Phillips. Years of service touch the lives of millions he made this country. A better place. For that he will be remembered with gratitude with fondness. Johnson highlighted the Duke's service in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, his interest in the environment and his passion for invention and innovation. Tom.
Arkansas Razorbacks rally to take Game 1 at Ole Miss
"Know there's news in the state house as always but Would be wrong in saying that. The hottest conversation the last two or three days and maybe all week long and mississippi involves college baseball. I the only reason you'd be wrong because timeframe should have been since about february staff college. Baseball is Is the topic. We'll tell us about the The past weekend. And then we'll look ahead to this coming weekend because In reading you and keeping up with all my friends down there. It was wild weekend this past weekend and make it even wilder next weekend. The cliff notes version is. Arkansas was number two team in the country. This the number three team in the country. Arkansas ended up taking two out of three from old miss in oxford with Absolute amazingly weird game on sunday. Where inside and eleven. Nothing lead olmecs came back to tie it fourteen to fourteen and then arkansas ended up scoring four runs in the last two innings to to take the win but that seems kind of like a footnote to the fact that over a course a two days over a course of three games there were more than thirty three thousand fans who attended this one and next weekend in a state that again is still open up after the that regulations illness is going to be playing mississippi state and another top ten series this time in starkville with Again we'll see if mississippi state wants to try and beat. What ole miss just achieve to and have the biggest College baseball weekend of the year. Probably all season unless louisiana starts loosening restrictions. A little
Fresh update on "mississippi" discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show
"My entire family is I mean, I mean, you know the entire state of Louisiana Tech, the Gulf Coast region, I was gonna say don't leave other guns only by Mississippi's only all of them. But really what? What? No. Yeah, I had NFL G M's when Trevor Laurence was a freshman. Telling me on the sideline before the national championship when Clemson dismantled big bad Obama if he could be if he was available right now as a freshman Number one overall on all he did was get bigger. And better, absolutely and smarter. So, Randy, I love what you did for the poor. Bless you, boys. Here's the backhanded compliment. I do not see at all. How Zach Wilson is better than Trevor Laurence right now or in the future is a matter of fact. I don't mean the minority here, Freddy. I think Justin feels is better than Zach Wilson. Right now. I think Mack Jones is better than Zach Wilson right now. All right. I guess the Jets see something And for their sake, and if it gets fan sake, and Randy's take they better because if this guy turns out not to be as great as you're putting him out there to be because all the tea leaves or telling that they're taking him in number two If this guy becomes your white whale from Moby Dick. Ah, lot of people going to sink meaning jobs are gonna be lost in that standpoint. So if you're Joe Doug's you, Robert Saleh, if this is your dude You better surround you with weapons. If you don't good luck to you, because I like to say S O J. Same old jets and Addison. There is never good for that organization. You see if it's Simmons on Freddie Coleman, Thanks for joining us and Freddie and Fitz Simmons, speaking of the NFL draft, this prospect can't wait to get on the field and a lot has do the fact that he was not on the field last year. His story is next on ESPN radio. Well, the.
Protests Flare After Police Kill Black Man During a Trafic Stop
"But Chris Foster protests in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota outside Minneapolis or the police shooting death of a 20 year old black man during a traffic stop. We saw rocks and other objects thrown at the police department. There were reports of shots fired in the area of the police department, State Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington. Police say the suspect had a warrant out for his arrest and was shot getting back in the car to drive off. President Biden meets with members of Congress today from both parties about his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker balked at the price tag on ABC is this week way to have for me, Transportation Secretary P Buddha judge said on Fox News Sunday. We don't have a lot of work to do to persuade the American people that U. S infrastructure needs major improvement. The White House has really state by state numbers outlining the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and affordable housing boxes. Time to J powers. Americans listening to Fox News. Going gorgeous. Yes, Tom. So you deal when
Fifth Circuit Court Keeps and Strikes Portions of Indian Child Welfare Act
"The fifth circuit court of appeals released an extensive opinion on the indian child. Welfare act after deliberating. For more than a year victoria wicks has more the indian child. Welfare act known. As igwe has undergone a thorough and multifaceted scrutiny in the fifth circuit court of appeals the resulting three hundred and twenty five page opinion upholds aspects of the federal law championed in nineteen. Seventy eight by south dakota senator james aber ask. The law's intent is to stop the erosion of tribal autonomy and culture when native children are placed with non native families. But the appeals court finds that native preferences for foster care and adoption violate constitutional protections for equality and that the law infringes on states rights and responsibilities in matters of adoption this appeal came about after a texas federal court found equal to be unconstitutional. A three judge panel at the fifth circuit reviewed that decision and ruled two. to one. To overturn the lower court appellants then asked for an unbounded review which in this case involves sixteen judges after deliberating. For more than a year the fifth circuit has now released its complex opinion in it. Some judges agreed unanimously on certain points. But not on others in some issues. Judges tied eight to eight and without a majority decision at the appellate level. The lower court ruling stands. This opinion is binding only on lower courts within the fifth circuit which comprises texas louisiana and mississippi. If the us supreme court takes up the inevitable appeal that resulting opinion will apply nationwide for national native news. I'm victoria works in rapid city. South
5 indicted in series of connected slayings across Cincinnati
"Announcing today that five people, including a 14, year old boy have been indicted in connection to a serious of killings across the Cincinnati area that are linked. Four people have been killed, three others wounded over a 19 day period. 21 year old Carl Godfrey 18 28 year old Jason Gray 30 year old Mario Gordon, 49, year old Thanh and ABN it and the 14 year old all being charged with aggravated murder, murder, Felonious assault in additional charges. Not recorded in an ABN it are being held at the county Justice Center. The teen is that the juvenile detention center grave, was arrested in Mississippi and will be extradited back to Hamilton County. The string of killings happening between January 21st in February 18th in Hamilton County most happening in Cincinnati. For 2000 to cover 19
Sri Lanka Beauty Queen's Crown Plucked By Former Winner
"There's a wild moment here at the mrs sri lanka pageant. The winners crowned literally got snatched mississippi lanka two thousand nine thousand nine. Who's also mrs world. Twenty twenty grabbed the crown right off the winners head. She told the audience. The woman could not be named the winner because she's divorced and then put the crown on the first runner up but turns out the winters not divorced. she's just separated from her husband and the krona since been returned to her erin.
Biden's big infrastructure plan hits GOP blockade
"Biden's plan to improve America's infrastructure is being criticized by Republicans in Congress for its cost. Mississippi GOP Senator Roger Wicker calls the president $2 trillion plan a tax increase that Hurts Americans instead of an infrastructure bill. A lot of people making $100,000.50,000 dollars. They're gonna lose their jobs because of the extra burden. This plan would put on job Creator Transportation Secretary Pete Buddha Judge says Americans support the plan because it won't let companies skate by on taxes because we've seen corporations paying zero We're just asking corporations to pay their fair share.
GOP governor: Infrastructure proposal looks more like the Green New Deal
"Biden will push through his $2 trillion infrastructure plan without Republican support. If you can't get a bipartisan deal, that's the message from energy Secretary Jennifer Grand Home the need to make sure That we have an electrified transportation system to reduce climate change is highly supported and very necessary. Republicans say they oppose several aspects of the plan, including a corporate tax rate hike to pay for it. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves $155 billion to subsidize electric vehicles. That is a political statement. It's not a a statement on trying to improve our infrastructure in America. And so it looks more like the green new deal than it looks like An infrastructure plan. Both spoke on CNN.
US hunger crisis persists, especially for kids, older adults
"While America is starting to emerge from the economic crisis caused by the corona virus pandemic there's still no end in sight for food in security food banks across the country are still giving away far more canned packaged and fresh good stand before the pandemic feeding America says forty two percent more at the end of twenty twenty than the year before meanwhile schools to scramble to keep feeding students despite being closed Adrian Hamida school superintendent for Jefferson County Mississippi hammer meal from the school means a student may not meet all of their particular dates of older adults have also struggled turning to food banks and deliveries from charities like meals on wheels in all feeding America estimates network members will again distribute six billion meals this year the same as last year and far above the four point two billion meals given out in twenty nineteen I'm Ben Thomas
GOP governors ignore Biden's latest plea on mask mandates
"Some states are dropping their mask mandates despite a direct plea from president biden to renew the orders. Mississippi governor tate reeves tweeted quote. No thank you. Mr president in response to mr biden's request citing declining case numbers in his state. Arkansas governor asa hutchinson is leading. The state's mask mandate expired today. Although masks will still be required in some venues
Inconsistencies in Vaccine Administration Remain As More Americans Get Vaccinated
"Twenty eight point six percent of people in the us have received at least one covid nineteen shot and soon very soon almost all americans will be eligible for their doses but there are still inconsistencies between the states as white house correspondent marine. Groppy tells us it's still unclear why some states are acting faster than others so an increasing number of states are opening up vaccines to the general public which made me wonder why some states are doing that faster than others. I assumed that the states removing. I were those. That are farther along in the share of their residents vaccinated. But that's not necessarily the case Some are like alaska. Which was the first state to make. All adults eligible earlier this month but mississippi which was the second stay continues to rank near the bottom for for vaccination rates not just for all adults but also for senior citizens which is one of the most high priority populations because seniors are have a high risk of not just getting kobe but of serious implications if they do get it and the experts i talked. You said there are different reasons why some states are moving faster than other states. Some governors might be more confident in the increasing amount of vaccines that are coming. There are also demographic differences among states and some states may not be filling vaccination appointments as quickly as other states. That could be because it's harder to make an appointment or to get an appointment into state or it could also be that they're more vaccine hesitancy among their residents and if that that is happening then you wanna make sure to make as many people eligible as possible to get the vaccination numbers up. You don't want these vaccines sitting on the shelf. You don't want ex vaccine appointments going empty. Especially as corona virus cases Seemed to now be rising and also as variants continued to
NASA Mega Moon Rocket Passes Key Test, Readies for Launch
"The core stage of nasa's space launch system. The largest rocket element nasa has ever built recently. Fired its four engines on the stand at nasa's stennis space center in mississippi. This is innovation now bringing you. Stories of revolutionary ideas emerging technologies in the people behind the concept that shape future. The hot fire test was a critical milestone for nasa's artists. One mission. which will send an un- crewed spacecraft on a test flight around the moon and back to earth after the engines shutdown than planned during previous test of the s. l. s. corps stage. Nasa determined a second longer test would provide valuable data to help verify the core stage designed for flight. Here's meghan martinez propulsion test project manager at stennis to explain why these tests are so important you have to test like fly. So if you're going to put payloads on a rocket and send it into space you want to test the engine to make sure that s going to get where you're sending it safely. During this successful test. The core stage fired the engines for a little more than eight minutes just like it will during every artist launch to the moon
Texas will receive more than 1 million first doses of COVID-19 vaccine
"Vaccination appointments to all adults tomorrow. But while all adults will be eligible vaccine supplies remain somewhat limited. The state is set to receive more than one million first doses this week in Turtle. Texas is currently 46 out of the 50 states in terms of per capita distribution, beating out only Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Most vaccines have
Severe weather moves into the deep South
"Hitting parts of the deep South, part of a line of severe weather impacting Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee overnight, the same areas that saw devastating tornadoes earlier in the week explosion of storms around midnight tonight, Then that line pushes east into the mid Atlantic tomorrow for severe weather threatened Charlotte and Raleigh again in Norfolk in D. C. Win in a rain event look like for the Northeast through tomorrow evening as well before this whole system moves out. ABC senior meteorologist Rob Marciano
Southeast US Braces for Severe Storm This Weekend
"The Southeast is bracing for more severe weather this weekend. Forecasters say A storm front will bring heavy downpours hail, frequent lightning and damaging wind gusts from central Kentucky down in northern Louisiana, Mississippi. And Alabama. I'm Dean, you
Millions brace for severe weather this weekend
"Parts of the south bracing for more severe weather this weekend as many people. They're cleaning up from tornadoes this week. That left at least six people dead in alabama mississippi. We got some more severe weather that we're going to be watching across parts in the mid mississippi valley. We got some storms parts of tennessee. That we're going to see the bigger piece of energy that starts to move in that direction a little bit later on today and as it does for the threat of severe weather on and off all day but the bigger event happening later rain meteorologist rick reich.
Determining when U. S troops
"Says it will be tough for his administration to meet the May 1st deadline to withdraw all U. S troops from Afghanistan. Speaking to ABC is Good Morning America. Biden says he's still determining when U. S troops should depart. The deadline was set in talks last year with the Taliban, but peace talks between the militants and the Afghan government have since faltered. The National Weather Service is warning conditions are ripe for exceptionally damaging storms Today in the South Bill Bunting is chief of forecast operations with the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center. He says. People from Texas to Georgia need to be ready. We expect the storms to be that quite intense the potential for several long track intense tornadoes exists. So it's really critical that people prepare now before the storm's approach because they'll be fast moving. The threat will extend well after dark when it's hard to see the dangers, and so it's just really important that everybody's ready. Currently, there's a tornado warning in northeast Mississippi. Another storm system is hitting the Panhandle of Texas under Blizzard warning. Campaign to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom faces a deadline today, people must turn in the required number of petition signatures to force an election. Member station
"That quite intense the potential for several long track intense tornadoes exists. So it's really critical that people prepare now before the storm's approach because they'll be fast moving. The threat will extend well after dark when it's hard to see the dangers, and so it's just really important that everybody's ready. Currently, there's a tornado warning in northeast Mississippi. Another storm system is hitting the Panhandle of Texas under Blizzard warning. Campaign to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom faces a deadline today, people must turn in the required number of petition signatures to force an election. Member station KQED Guy Maharani prepared this report. Supporters of the recall say they've collected the nearly 1.5 million voter signatures needed to force an election later this year. And on Tuesday, Newsome conceded his facing a serious challenge. Look, we're anticipating that they've got the signatures. The recall campaign has
Determining when U. S troops
"About 150 miles south of Atlanta. Police say he is a suspect and shootings that one massage parlor in Cherokee County and at two in Atlanta, according to police surveillance video shows long at the Cherokee County spot where women were killed and another injured. Atlanta Police say there's a strong likelihood long is the suspect in the Atlantic killings after his car was spotted in the area of the other two spas where another four women were killed. Motive has not yet been determined for NPR news. I'm Millie Oppenheimer in Atlanta. President Biden says it will be tough for his administration to meet the May 1st deadline to withdraw all U. S troops from Afghanistan. Speaking to ABC is Good Morning America. Biden says he's still determining when U. S troops should depart. The deadline was set in talks last year with the Taliban, but peace talks between the militants and the Afghan government have since faltered. The National Weather Service is warning conditions are ripe for exceptionally damaging storms Today in the South Bill Bunting is chief of forecast operations with the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center. He says. People from Texas to Georgia need to be ready. We expect the storms to be that quite intense the potential for several long track intense tornadoes exists. So it's really critical that people prepare now before the storm's approach because they'll be fast moving. The threat will extend well after dark when it's hard to see the dangers, and so it's just really important that everybody's ready. Currently, there's a tornado warning in northeast Mississippi. Another storm system is hitting the Panhandle of Texas under Blizzard warning. Campaign to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom faces a deadline today, people
"mississippi" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"We had more than eight thousand cars coming from all over the nation in some cases. We had a couple of participant from International that they were on a car off to participate and I can tell you this is a truly Coast to Coast event. We start in one of the hands and we finished in the other with activities every single day Monday the family and this science of this particular cars coming to the codes their activities during the day their activities fairly evening and at some time late at night club music exhibitions trade shows. It's it's a phenomena. It's a truly a community outdoor event and it's amazing how you go either to Basin movies or to go for a walk. Or to Ocean Springs and you see all those cars lining up in the streets and people walk and they see they take pictures and you start talking with the owners and they tell you how long they've been working with a gauge with this type of sport. They tell you how much money they have invested in those cars and you'll be surprised about the amount of money. They they invest to have those cars in bad shape. So it's the phenomenal event. So it's going on October 4th. And we believe is going to be another excellent event for us and then in November another huge activity, which is in Ocean Springs, which is one of our most beautiful tourist cities that we have in the coast. This is the Peter Anderson Arts and Crafts Festival and this is this is going to be November 7th and 8th. This is a weekend and we have more than four thousand bullets lining the street of downtown Ocean Springs with lots of Art Festival and artists that are coming from all over the nation to bring their art and their products and people dead. Go and obviously this year the organizers will take all the necessary precautions to make sure they comply with a healthy and safe event. But again, it's a beautiful one. It turns off Ocean Springs into the epicenter of Arts in the south over that weekend. And again, a lot of families come in and participating Spain in the coast staining not necessarily in a priest. They could stay in any other beautiful hotel anywhere that goes and coming either Friday or Saturday Sunday to the event. So what are some local information that visitors would need to know about Biloxi Mississippi Coastline. Well many of them but always first all the information on Costa Mississippi families or any potential visitor wants to go visit Coastal Mississippi. You have all the information all the information but some fun facts that I think it's as good job. You know that the beach that we call the coast of Mississippi beach is from Biloxi to Henderson point and guess what that is the largest and longest man-made page in the entire nation twenty six miles. It's a beautiful white sandy beach with ample space with many errors and you can bring your car park and then walk to the beach with some areas in which will find sand volleyball courts and nearby downtowns and other attractions that will help. We have a lot of vendors with water sports with areas so you can go and read a lot of beach lounges over there. So that's a great opportunity also and I think I mentioned this since early nineteen-hundreds, you know specifically in Europe for Biloxi was considered the seafood capital of the world. So that was very important and very another good fun fact that for families would be great. Especially. Yep. You take one of our tours in the in the goals in our Mississippi sound is the.
"mississippi" Discussed on Latino USA
"When It's a Monday in February of twenty twenty. Which means it's a couple of weeks before the coronavirus outbreak is going to bring the nation to a halt. But right now, we are deep inside the state of Mississippi near the town of Carthage and we've come here to meet a group of Watermelon immigrants who have just finished up an English class Sulak here righty don't they win cash. Not, what I Wreck attack Karl and linguists call. By the time we got their class had just been dismissed but people were mingling outside surrounded by plane single storey buildings. We approach to women and I can hear that they're speaking mum Oakton skomer when. On those. It's a centuries old Mayan language. and. So it's pretty surreal to be hearing it right here in the heart of Mississippi. Oh. Three. D.. Understand it all one of the women for the guy has her daughter with her for that. He is not her real name by the way she has a case pending with immigration. Her daughter has a long black ponytail and she's curious but also a little shy and I'm immediately impressed by her talent. She's trilingual. You wait a second year you're like a queen here. So how old are you to the twelve? Yeah. So you speak and speak. English you speak English, you speak Spanish and man and mom. FIDGETY and her daughter came to Mississippi from what the mullahs they're undocumented and they're not the only ones over the past twenty years. The undocumented immigrant population in the state of Mississippi has doubled. So what do you think about Mississippi? You'd like it here. Yes, you do. Because I lacked in school. Your mom does she work in the chicken? No Chill Howard. Has something faith. Ono. Can you show me in? Oh my goodness. My goodness. So she's wearing an ankle shackle. This is the kind of ankle shackle that immigration authorities us to keep track of immigrants once they're released from detention, and while they wait for their court date, it is a plastic ankle shackle and it is. Resting on her foot right now, and it's leaving a permanent bruise indentation. It's Black Infinity Gus case her troubles started when she went to one of the areas chicken processing plants looking for a job. Just as thousands of undocumented workers have done in the last decade, there are a number of major plants around here in small towns such as Morton Forest Carthage, and Canton, which are not too far from the capital of Mississippi. Jackson he'll Fiat Stilo. In Seattle, they are. Your. Stomach, I-I Gumbel throw. Is the whole hold on a second? Are you telling me that you saw your mom went to look for work? At. The chicken? Plant. and. She just happened to be there on the day. When the Raid Happen Is that what happened? August seventh twenty nineteen the day of the largest single state immigration raid in US history. Ice Agents on foot and helicopters descended onto several poultry plants in small towns throughout the region. The arrested hundreds of undocumented workers for the Cup happened to be there on that day looking for work but she was arrested to see if we is the Style. Why? those day. You didn't even work there was did not need neither our how. No fifty gut was released by immigration authorities like many others on the day of the raid. because. She told them she's a single mother several months later though she got into a car accident. And that accident landed her in the hands of immigration authorities again. She believes the local police may have been targeting her because they knew that she had been released on the day of the raids on the. Committee who Senora about the net. Panella For Casino. Lago immigration agents told her that in order to be released and be reunited with her daughter. She'd have to wear an ankle shackle see. Okay. You'll get NYDIA utterly circle me. Okay. Alone only just our Camille. SIP on three stairways CEO. Bob. Nothing. The muscle at the moment is. that. He goes daughter fears that one day her mother could be deported and Teen Day immigrants. She will backing in were model and what about you? Angry alone. You're going to stay here alone. Is that what you want? You want to go back to what the? On Wednesday here with my mom. From NPR and through media, it's Latino USA I might gain Hosa. Today the legacy of the largest immigration raid in US history and how a Latino community in Mississippi is still coping with it's painful consequences. One of the many consequences of the covid nineteen pandemic is that everyone has become much more aware of the food supply chain. Now tore nations food supply many meat processing plant workers are now protesting orders to remain on the job at least twenty two facilities are currently closed because of covid nineteen outbreaks, and some workers are now saying they will not go back without better testing and safety measures and meat packing and processing plants or at the center of that chain some plants have seen covid nineteen breaks some have even had to shut down. Tonight, a food supply chain strain, cove nineteen it was a bottleneck caused by this whole. Pandemic now relief the President says in the form of his executive order invoking the defense production act ordering all meet plans to stay open employees at meat packing plants were declared essential workers and as it has happened time and again during this pandemic, many of these essential workers are Latinos and Latinas the disparity in cases of covid nineteen in America, soaring among Hispanic population, working some of the most under appreciated but veto jobs this country. There are about fifty chicken processing plants in the state of Mississippi. They provide a much needed food supply to the country and beyond. But staffing. These places is not easy over the decades. Many locals have turned to other less onerous jobs, and that's why the state is also a hub for immigrant workers. Many of whom are undocumented we begin today's show looking at the fallout from the massive raid in Mississippi a year ago. Hundreds of ice agents arrived at seven of these chicken processing plants. They arrested about one hundred, eighty workers, many of them, fathers and mothers whose kids were left behind for days weeks or even months. Some of those who were detained have been deported. Huge truck. Plus February six months after immigration rates Marie and I went onto to Mississippi. That's the voice of made my cs..
"mississippi" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"About we're back St Harbaugh borders show call some big news out of. Mississippi Well Mississippi lawmakers voted to remove the confederate emblem from. Lack finally finally. Yeah, yeah, it's news because Mississippi. Steve Human. Mississippi I'm in Mississippi MISSISSIPPI AIn't no joke with racism. Open. Out in the open out in the open, that's right, Jay, the Mississippi State, House and Senate voted to remove the current flag and a new flag will be designed, and a new flag cannot include the confederate symbol, and must have the words in God. We trust so the citizens of Mississippi say it is time to say goodbye to the old Mississippi so that finally good news clap all you want to, but you know what they just did. It increase sales of confederate flags off the hook. These people are working nonstop because they're gonNA buy them. That's just the power. To give her name if it. Give, up, man is the new way of life it's it's it's. It's a symbol for them but him right that they think is their power, they heritage. When they they coolest to the fact that that heritage heritage how it affects black people. And they could care less. They always talk about our forefathers. Were your forefathers was wrong? Yeah. Well mortar! Steve Harvey Morning Show. The News at thirty three after the hour, okay. You're listening to. Morning Show..
"mississippi" Discussed on In The Thick
"Up guys before we Amazing discussion. Let's move on to our final segment which we call lower thema Rommel's or the last one before you go last call. You know like the thing that you do before you leave the Monday blues. That played down there in Jackson Mississippi ribs with friends. You know out on those that Nice Jackson night one last question so. Mississippi is a state with a lot of layers. A lot of issues and for me honestly it has gone deep into my heart. I'm so thankful to have spent some time there and I plan on coming back a lot so you haven't said goodbye to me Mississippi. But here's the question. What can and should the rest of the country learn from electoral politics Mississippi specifically or in general. What should we learn and take away from the people of Mississippi and let's start with you are l? Yeah I mean I think a religious touched on it. I mean Mississippi. Todd did like the country how to organize grassroots movements happening all over the country all over the world really You know a lot of that work start here during freedom summer in so you know. It's it's always interesting when people when they bad mouth and they say you know. What are you all still live there? It's so backwards you know. It's like people come and stay here to fight into stay. You know like you can't exist here if you're not willing to fight right in so that's that beautiful spirit is like the reason why. I came back here. You know my family. You know part of the migration story there from Mississippi. I grew up in Saint Louis but you know the communities that I'm part of like everybody here is you know fighting for this place and I think that that is something that you know. Folks really don't understand about Mississippi in if they you know listen to people like a Rica you know they would understand a little bit better like why people in Mississippi are here like what we're really fighting about a rica. What what should we. What should we learn from you? Honestly people are already learning right like people to is point like I said. I taking adopting our models of organizing across the country in for better worst. Whether people organizers black folks who are organizing across the world Want to admit this and that everybody loves Mississippi because the heart and soul of how people resist in how we are. Resilient has been learned through the souls of black folks in Mississippi and the truth of the matter is so much of America is Mississippi. You know and and I said this the other day to a group of our students like there's a. There's a truth about who we are that. America doesn't want to reckon with but we've taught the country so much about fighting and so much about winning and we're GONNA continue to teach people but again i. I hope folks listen to the stories of the young people on the ground working here every day and read about our work and not just get inspired or get curious about what we're up to but really start defending Mississippi as if it was their hometown. Because that's who we are to the country like we are everybody's great great grandmother stomping ground. Damn that's so beautiful. I'm like I'm like Whoa. We didn't know that A RICO is also a philosophical preacher but thank you for that. I know my grandfather was a minister. So you know Latino heritage we have how many how many different jobs do we have as? Poc let me tell you. Save is editor in chief at Mississippi today. A recomended is the executive director of Mississippi Votes. Thank you so much for joining me on this episode of interesting. Thanks for having thank you and Stereo. And what a great show I ain't a whole side. Lorella and remember dear listener go to Apple podcasts. To rate and review us. How often do you get to hear a show about Mississippi politics? And you know it just touched you. Mississippi's and our hearts. It really helps do that for us. Also remember you can listen to in the thick on Pandora spotify. Wherever you choose to get your podcast follow us on twitter and on Instagram. At thick show like us on facebook and tell the entire world to listen the entire world tire world in the biggest produced by. Nicole Rothwell nor Saudi. Our audio engineers are Stephanie. Lebow Julia Caruso and Leah Shaw. Our digital editor is Luis Luna. Our intern is royal the music. You heard his courtesy of Nacional kept NC K. records. We'll see you on our next episode. Thank you so much for listening nausea..
"mississippi" Discussed on In The Thick
"Hey welcome back it's in the ungainly. Horsa with by co host who were joined by Rl Ryan Nave and a Rica Bennett. Let's get back to the conversation. All right let's talk about Yes it's true that the that that Mississippi in terms of the primaries it tends to get overlooked. But let's talk about Mississippi in the primaries because oftentimes a lot of them basically it's like Mississippi is a fly over state he something's interesting that happened Mike Bloomberg. Who's still in the race as we know as the Monday before Super Tuesday? He has invested. He's getting out before dimension. Okay all right. We're talking about money because what we know is that might. Bloomberg has up to twenty people working in his office in Mississippi Twenty. Two twenty two people. The only other candidate who has paid staff in the State of Mississippi is Elizabeth Warren. With two staffers so far. Bloomberg has gotten around two dozen Mississippi endorsements from local and state representatives but Bernie. Sanders received a key endorsement. This past Friday that Jackson Mayor Show Quay on Lumumba endorsed Sanders. Away did you have something that you have something to do with? Saw An electoral justice fellow for the Movement for black lives. The Movement for black lives developed a vision for black labs and From the Vision for black started to look at political candidates whose platforms and policies aligned with that vision right and most of those folks where the Democratic nominees wasn't trump folks who were on the Democratic ticket and so they started to really carve out like what would it mean to be in the blackest cities across the United States and host People's caucus in some of my cohort members are calling them black caucus where folks are learning about policies learning about the issues And talking about how they affect communities there from first hand And so you know. We've been doing this in creative ways in about thirteen states like I said and so mine was on February. Fifteenth and the Mayor of the city of Jackson was part of that process. Not In the creating of it but he was a participant. Like everybody else He came through and he said you know what this is. This is wonderful. You know based on this exercise this will be how choose who we will endorse. Wow Yeah so so. That's what happened. It was really about policy right. It was very much again analytical understanding of Policies Sanders could so there was a couple of different things that I wanted to highlight in this space. Right so Tomorrow's point like yeah. There are two campaigns who have staff in Mississippi everybody else has maybe a volunteer base or nobody on the ground Sorry to all of those campaigns and Folks folks came out and we wanted to prove to folks that you know these are people who actually have boots on the ground. These are the issues that Mississippi and say they wanted to talk about. This is where we WANNA be reflected in your policies and you know we really had a chance to go deep in and talk about some things that are unique to to Mississippi unique to Jackson In the people were definitely a major intricate piece to have their process unfolded and shot the young people who dream and imagine what space could be So all right. So are what about you? What's your thought about that? Endorsement by the mayor of Jackson Four Sanders in terms of kind of inspiring. I don't know who will inspire. And what are you feeling in terms of Bloomberg and Biden in Mississippi Not Question Oh loaded question before before the endorsement. I think there's just a lot of talk about you know which direction the mayor would go. We know that Mayor Bloomberg has been here several times. He's given a made his philanthropic arm Bloomberg philanthropies. You know given the city a little bit of cash and then you look at like some other you know other southern black mayors who have endorsed for Vice President Joe Biden in question. Was you know whether or not he would go. You know. Go down that line. You know I think that The People's caucus was of a process. I mean the mayor's sort of like you know he. He you know he ran on this idea of you know the people right and so you know he. He came in listen to to what people had to say and Senator. Sanders has also. I mean he spent time in the state as well. He was here a couple years ago for a town hall with the mayor. You know their values are probably more lined or definitely more line than bitcoin. Bloomberg's just think that you know. Some people wonder whether or not that that endorsement was going to be bought. And you know I don't I don't. I don't think that this this mayor could could have afforded the political blowback of being perceived to having had his endorsement. Wait a minute where you're saying is that there was speculation. That Bloomberg was was going to buy his endorsement as well. Well he's funding this city blue in the city and so I mean it was just kind of just a transactional politics in Russia. But I think it would have disappointed a lot of people who supported this mayor. Absolutely what about Bloomberg? And what are you guys? Think about those two candidates Mississippi I mean gut gut going back to marinas point about the paid staff. I mean you know. Mayor Bloomberg has been a lot of TV as you know he has built this team. You know the conversation. Is You know folks trying to get paid young? How do you pay your conversation about? Let's see getting getting paid or really liking the candidate that you're getting paid to work for. It seems to me and I have to say before. I went down to Mississippi before a South Carolina and Nevada etcetera and seeing how Bloomberg was blanketing the state with his ads. There was definitely this feeling of like. Wow this this feels like you know like some kind of you know of a of a wall that you're gonNA come up against but the Bloomberg Wall. Yeah the Bloomberg spending wall but are you feeling that people Mississippi saw or talked about his his debate performances and are a little bit like Nah. You can't really so the people working for Bloomberg for example if you talk to the NFL say is that the reason they were for the campaign in unison could points though I mean they they think that no matter what happens with the nomination that building political infrastructure political power exactly and but at the expense of who right and so you have to look at who You know we just talked about. Is that GonNa Affect People in the Mississippi Delta or anywhere honestly folks Outside of this political bubble that we live in aren't necessarily watching the debates because why they have to go to work and they have to like do normal people things like politics is a whole nother monster of situation right and so for folks who don't have the luxury the luxury in a light word of like Spinning Holiday Times in this political Ram People are looking to their community leaders. Who have quite frankly endorsed Bloomberg and people who are running this campaign who are notable in those communities In saying oh well if this person is aligned with these values than certainly. This is the person that I'm GonNa vote for and so I think for me. There's just you know this kind of a misuse of political power or political influence. I won't call it power to create that kind of You know I just slow. Have mercy all right listen. Let's get real here guys because we're talking about all these Democratic candidates and it's and you know in a primary but obviously the last Democratic presidential candidate to win your state to win. Mississippi was in nineteen seventy six. My first election that I remember Muttiah was it. Jimmy Carter one so we know that Mississippi continues to be strongly you know. It's a strong red state and in two thousand. Sixteen trump won Mississippi by about eighteen points. Which is fifty seven point nine percent of the vote and he definitely outperformed Mitt Romney from two thousand twelve. Mississippi does have one Democratic Representative Congressman. Bennie Thompson Right. And last November's election in Mississippi there was contentious local elections and trump intervened in Mississippi by backing Republican candidates. Right and so with all these demographic shifts. You know that we're talking about it. But still in recent election white moderates turned out more for Republicans so Brian. This is like the loaded question. But I'm GonNa read loaded question Purple Mississippi Possible. What do what do the two thousand eighteen.
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"It's spend two and a half years on cross examination. The prosecution pointed out that a whole bunch of witnesses and facts in this trial would have to be wrong for Curtis to be innocent ours online. It's up to them to decide who has line. After seven days. As of testimony Curtis lovelace trial had come to an end. The jury began deliberations. Remember the first panel was deadlocked. Six two six. Let me ask you this. Have you reached a unanimous verdict but this go round. The jury was out about two hours before it came back with a decision. Eleven years after Korea two and a half years after Curtis's arrest rushed to jury trials later not guilty to our verdict murder trial. I mean what does that tell. You tells me that that they were absolutely convinced. Kurt was innocent. That's not how prosecutor Ed Parkinson sees it. So does the system work or is a guy gotten away with murder sometimes it works. I think my partner and the prosecution said you're looking at a guy who you think might have got away with murder. I feel bad because I think we were right. Well the legal consequences for Curtis over the fallout from Corrie's death continues to paralyze the extended family. I don't know what to believe anymore. Uh Lindsey now. A teacher remains estranged from her father but she hopes to salvage something despite all. That's happened a relationship with your brothers. I just pray every day and hope that one day I'll get a call a text message and email something from one of them. Corey's Mom Marty did you come to an opinion opinion about what role if any he had in Corrie's death curtis contract here. I have kept my mouth shut for a long time and keep it that way. Courtesy says the state offered increasingly attractive plea deals before the start of the second trial but he turned them all down He. He has since filed an eleven count lawsuit against the police and the city of Quincy the suit alleges malicious prosecution and argues courtesy. Kids were falsely imprisoned during those police interviews representatives for the police in Quincy said they had no comment. The family moved out of Quincy and Curtis opened the Law on this in Champaign Illinois couple of requests that we go ahead and he and Christine started an exoneration type organization they say they. I want to help others. Wrongfully accused or convicted pristine what happened to you guys in this whole thing. Do you think I don't know what happened to us done us. We're still figuring not not out. These kinds of things happen across country every day and now I think we have an obligation to share this story and help other people. Your goal was to that courthouse. Innocent Man yes I believe Looking in the eyes of that jury Seen tears from some of them. How quickly the They came back. They were declaring to to me in in in the world. That that I'm innocent Curtis lovelace ace. A life interrupted. That's all for now. I'm Lester Holt. Thanks for joining us in the meet. The Press Chuck Todd Cast. It's an insider's take on politics. The twenty twenty election and more candid candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters about things. We usually discuss off camera. Listen for free wherever you get your podcast..
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"Talk Judge reworking. reworking talk. Curtis lovelace was putting his life in the hands of John loafing his new attorney. Who took on the defense for free had more than twenty years of experience? Just Komo in Criminal Law. Was this your first murder trial it was. I did a battery criminal defense case right out of law school but other than that. This is basically my first criminal defense case Curtis was taking a huge game on the other hand since he was broke. He didn't have a lot of options in his is opening. Remarks Lavi said the state hadn't presented any evidence of murder for a reason. There was no murder all she. You Guys Condition Bla Apple. One of the defenses key goals was to debunk the damaging testimony of Carnoustie's ex- Erica that he had violently attacked her and ripped her shirt. Once we'd finish talking and I taking my notes and one of the first defense witnesses was major Larry fully with the Illinois National Guard. I asked her. She wants to make a sworn statement a formal porn statement which is interesting. She said yes she would. Erica had filed a domestic violence silence charged with the guard since Curtis at the time was still active. The major was appointed to look into the charge in major testified as to what Erica told him. She started backing out. Well backing up. She fell then he went down to pick her up and when he did. She said that he actually struck her. And the chances he was reaching for shoulder you yeah that was her words. Erica at first reported curtis accidentally hitter the major added. She initially didn't mention anything about Curtis ripping her shirt after conducting an investigation. He concluded her charges were unfounded. There was nothing there to actually lead to a domestic violence finding armed with that information. The Defense Confronted Erica in cross examination with her own statement but Erica said the document used in court was a fake. Someone made that up. Someone put those words in. There might signature nutrition there. My signature is not there. This is tight this is written. Anybody can redo this then. The defense did something unusual. It asked Erica about other accusation accusation. She's made against Curtis and she had a laundry list of complaints. He knows how to forge paperwork. He used my social security number to try. Try and steal money out of my account. He knows how to get rid of evidence. He stole my daughter's bicycle out of the garage at one point and overwhelmed Erica asked for a timeout. came out but Erica wasn't folding. She blurted out another allegation in court against her ex he was poisoning me. There was my hair was falling out. There were white lines on my fingers. I was extremely sick. Erica claim Curtis. I try I to poison and her daughter. She told police he likely put something in their orange juice. But according to the defense that was a problem with that charge Erica had never sought sought medical care doctor and said it wouldn't have mattered when Eric left the stand. What do you think the jury remember? I think they were shocked at the state called her. The state thought that they could score points but when she was subject examination she wasn't a credible person. There was one other theme not wanted to drill into this jury and it concerned the lead detective Adam Gibson. A yard had gone pathologist shopping. That is he consulted the series of pathologists before finding one to give him the answer he was looking for that. Yes Corrie's death was in fact a murder. If my opinion is not what what he wants he's going to be going looking for somebody else Dr Shock. Ot's was one of the pathologists Gibson approached her opinion. Detective Gibson wanted her to call this missile homicide. When that was not her conclusion he had a teary and he was looking somehow to substantiate that theory the original pathologists the original coroner said that there was insufficient evidence to find a homicide? You got other opinions from other pet. The hodges who also told him there's nothing unusual here you're barking up the wrong tree then keep even more damaging accusations accusations against detective Gibson. The defense said it obtained at the last minute important emails and other documents it was supposed to have received from the police but never you did potentially exculpatory evidence was not something that I thought of. No one email was from a medical expert and he warned Detective Gibson. Did if the first pathologist left the cause of death is undetermined. That opinion would trump anyone else's andy imply that would give plenty of reasonable doubt to a jury. I believe so yes. I did not the prosecution's this case appeared to be teetering then came another blow. William Ballard was one of the first. EMT's on the scene when he arrived he wanted to place ekg stickers on Corey's body to check for a heartbeat so he moved her arms her arms or downing us or chest. I had to pull them up to Check for a pulse. Check for Any rigor mortis and to also move her arms up to where I could place my stickers where I'm supposed was to place them. He moved Corey's arms before the police photos were taken. That means her arms. Were not in the same position as seen in the photographs. The the one that started this entire second investigation. The defense seized on that fact. You know yeah I did not hear that arms have been moved prior to the pictures. Yes it's basically a yes. Come up for a final surprise for the first time the defendant Curtis lovelace took the stand. He insisted he wasn't a violent man. He never harm to second wife. Erica and certainly did not kill Jill Corey. I did love Corey and I know. The kids loved her and It's been difficult. The defense wrapped up. Its questioning with an an emotional curtis telling jurors of the enormous toll. The two trials had taken on him and his family..
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"Curtis lovelace was a local celebrity or at least so infamous according to his new defense team that he couldn't get a fair trial in his home town. A judge agree so trial number two was moved from Quincy to Springfield Illinois about two hours away. The defense is gonNA come up here. And that's David Robinson Robinson would join Ed Parkinson for the prosecution. This time cameras were allowed in the courtroom when the trial started in March. Two thousand seventeen or houses for fifteen eighteen feet apart from each other so as in the first trial neighbors testified. They often hurt arguing from the lovelace home. This woman lived next door and says she heard shouting outing almost every day. Essentially for the entire time that we lived there so six years as I walked by the House I I heard an argument allowed argument. Another neighbor testified. She heard Corey. Curtis really going at it and on a specific date the night before Valentine's Day two thousand six. She happened to be out for a stroll it. Actually I did cost me to pause. I guess I was listening to see if if somebody was in distress. The prosecution's theory this go round on how cory died remained the same after a heated argument the night before Valentine's ends day curtis suffocated his wife with a pillow in a fit of rage. He then waited up to twelve hours before police were called him over here and have safely's and once against science would play a leading role in the prosecution's case but prosecutors had a new witness a star forensic expert. I have testified before the house. Elsevier presentative in a sixty four year career. Dr Warner Spitz has consulted on the JFK. and Martin Luther King assassinations as well as other high profile cases including those of Phil Spector and Casey Anthony Injury. No doubt dodge art in darkened courtroom spit showed photos and talked about that cut inside Corey's mouth Cardis had told police. His wife had fallen in the days before she died his explanation for that injury but this expert said he saw no signs the cut was an old one is no evidence of he like at the time that it incurred the abrasion on the outside of the lip and the cut inside indicated. Decatur is not an object like a pillow have been placed on Corey space. Shortly before she died. This is not an accident. This is not a that child death. This is not a suicide. This is a homicide then came testimony the first jury never got ought to here and it was explosive for this trial. The judge allowed Erica. Goldman's wife number two to testify. Remember when we interviewed her. She wanted to protect your identity but now the witness stand she could no longer be shielded by a disguise. Attacked me. Prosecutors called the ex wife to the stand to to try to show that Curtis had a history of violence. She recounted one incident. She says that happen at home during their marriage had started probably drinking around nine nine. Am and we had been arguing about kids and he came rushing at me and tried to grab me tried to it hurt me and grabbed my shirt and he yanked it up really hard hard enough turn in Germany. He ripped my shirt and then he let me go and he tried to grab me again and I kept on trying to fight him then. Erica told the jury another shocking story. She said Curtis had been drinking at a party. Later that night he blurted out something. She found disturbing. He's fairly honest except for when he's been drinking and he it was talk. He was upset about something. I asked him what he was upset about. And he stated something about she was riding underneath me and then he said Oh the black cat as strangers. That story sounded the prosecutor. took it to mean. This curtis wasn't talking talking about a cat but about Corey's last minutes of life as she struggled while Curtis Mother Erica. That story that tells us what particular quote that came out and he says I could hear her writhing beneath me. Yes that was evidence and it sounds as though he's talking about killing his wife at that we thought it sounded like and she testified to that under oath both on the stand I could feel her writhing beneath me and that's pretty much. What would have happened? If suffocation was occurring the prosecution believed it's evidence against Curtis was overwhelming. Not so fast said the defense. That's because it had some things of its lease a new piece of last minute evidence and what an interesting nugget they had found coming up. Tough questions for Erica. Someone someone made that up someone put those words in there might signature should be there. Anybody can redo this and bombshell testimony inside percents.
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"And let me say on the two older boys unlike. I'm like their sister. Stop to the story. They told police this year. Out of yes. I think she did if jurors believed them. It blew apart the prosecution's excecutions timeline. That corey was murdered the night before they said the same thing that they had told Baird in two thousand six and detective Gibson in two thousand fourteen and the defense had its sights on detective Gibson they claimed in two thousand thirteen he was an overeager newly promoted detective primarily assigned to Work Crimes Times against seniors. This was his first murder case. He transferred from Canine Officer to elder service officer and around the same time. He went to a one week course on being lead detective in the homicide case and he embarked on this investigation allegation that that led to my indictment. Finally the defenses medical expert concluded there was only one plausible explanation for Corrie's death. She had a history of drinking and falling and that caused that abrasion and cut the bottom line. She was an alcoholic and believe MSC suffering from a liver disease someone who unfortunately died of natural causes. She's not a normal thirty eight year. Old woman she has a significant disease of a major organ that is associated associated with sudden death and with liver failure in the end Curtis decided not to take the stand. Ten women and two men would decide lovelace his fate. The deliberations went on for two full days. Then Christine got the call to come back to the courthouse. I knew in my heart. He was coming home. You're going to prevail. It's coming home. Yes but once she arrived bailiffs led her to a small law library. Christine came and and and explain to her for the first time. What was about to happen? That the judge would declare a mistrial. Kurt was sitting across WHO said I'm not going to be able to come home tonight and And I lost all my air. It was terrible. The jury was hopelessly deadlocked the vote. Six guilty six not curtis would face another trial. Since he couldn't make bail he'd remain in jail unless a deal a plea deal the they they had offered A A second degree a murder plea but I knew it was a decision not only that I had to make that we had to make as a family and I didn't know whether I can put them through another year of what we had already gone through. That's when one of Curtis's lawyers turn to Christine and he said that this can all end right now. If Kurt agrees to take this deal he said it would keep him from dying in prison but he'd have to admit his culpability responsibility in Corrie's death that's the condition right correct and that he wouldn't have have to spend probably any more than thirteen years in prison. The two said No. Thanks to the states offer and geared up for a second trial but that force them to face another Dr reality they were totally broke unable to afford another lawyer. What are we going to do? I mean at that point there. It didn't appear to be any option. This could be a moment for Christine to say I'm Outta here. I didn't sign on to be some. Tammy Wynette for this guy standing by her man. I'm gone yeah. And and and who could blame her if she would have done that but that's not not who she is. It looked though curtis would have to use a public defender but Christine wouldn't accept that option. She worked her connections and eventually ended up here in Chicago. She came into our office and told US her story. And I remember found it compelling and certainly worth exploring further. John `love' is not a criminal lawyer. Here he's a civil rights attorney by practice who also does pro Bono work with the exoneration project it's aim overturn wrongful convictions. Got Curtis hadn't been convicted at least not yet. Still `love' and co-counsel Tara Thompson decided to take the case. Their services would be free. The main concern concerned that I had in this case from the outset was really the lack of evidence. This didn't feel like a murder case from the beginning with a new defense team in place. Christine got working on her next goal making bail to get her husband out of jail. Friends eventually put up the cash. Almost almost two years after his arrest Curtis was released to his wife and saw. They greeted me at Hancock County jail and I. I came home to a dog that I had never met and and for the first time. Got To be so back in my house and and back in my home but it wouldn't be home sweet home for a long while Curtis and Mrs lovelace number three waited for the the next trial in the alleged murder of Mrs lovelace number one. The judge ruled Mrs Lovely Number. Two could testify against her former husband. And what a story appreciate coming up Erica out of disguise and on the stand recounting. What she says was a marriage from? I'm hell he ripped my shirt and then he let me go and he tried to grab me again. Done trying to fight him off when when dateline continues.
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"Cardis lovelace was the hometown hero now. His face was plastered on the front pages of Quincy's newspaper as an accused murderer. We're relying on scientific medic the media including our Quincy NBC affiliate were all over the story covering nearly every moment of his fall from grace. He's accused of killing his first wife. The former prosecutor would himself be prosecuted persecuted by Ed Parkinson Je can't get around. Rigor Mortis in my opinion and make sense of this case. The timeline doesn't make sense with Curtis loveless in January two thousand sixteen nearly a decade after Corey lovelace. His Death Curtis arrived for the first day of his trial. He faced twenty to sixty years in prison upon conviction for first degree murder. He pleaded not guilty cameras. Were not allowed in the courtroom. It's clear to me it. It didn't matter or what I did. As far as the prosecution was concerned their only concern was that they needed to create a crime and they needed for me to look bad bad in order to do that. Curtis didn't necessarily need prosecutors helped to look back some of his own actions. The Day Corey died. Were at the very least unusual joie including never calling nine one one. He called. Who is boss? His wife is dead yes and he calls his boss. Yeah he said my wife is dead so so his boss said what would you like to call the ambulance people. Yes would you do that. Corey's mom Mardi diedricks and who live just a few houses away away testified that Curtis broke the news of her daughter's death and what she thought was the most callous way there was a knock at her door. Curtis was standing there with four year. Old norse open the door and says oh by the way correspondent and leaves Mardi. I've got to say yeah. I think that's very strange. Take your grandson and by the way. Your daughter's dead. He was emotionless. Let's put it that way People who saw him that they claimed that he was without emotion. Curtis also knew CPR and yet he never tried to revive his wife on the day. Why didn't you do CPR? We are I don't know I don't know why I didn't do CPR. I don't know why I didn't call nine one one in looking back. I saw my wife Corey dead and I didn't know how to react prosecutor Parkinson next one. After the first police investigation pushing hard against detective bear. WHO handled the case? He questioned if bear gave Curtis who was then an assistant. State's attorney preferential treatment. He was a prosecutor. They were the police he gave him a story that he How it happened? They bought into it after. Aw He's one of us so maybe tougher questions didn't get asked I think so. Neighbors testify the lovelace household was sometimes stormy one and that Parkinson suggested to jurors is the backdrop of Corrie's death. They fought all the time. It was a rocky marriage with lots of arguments going both ways and it got out out of control maybe. The evidence indicates that placing the pillow over once face to make them stop yelling at me. Maybe maybe in her weakened state if she was had flu like symptoms. Maybe it went too far. The state's theory remember is the force of the pillow caused that cut and abrasion on the outside and inside of Corey's lip the prosecutor then implied that pillow was placed under her arms after she died and later removed. If you leave it there through the night in while Rigor mortis setting in and then if a person thinking Oh my God what did I do and Oh. There's that pillow and her. I'm going to get rid of that pillow then arms are already up and you think that's what happened. Yes but then came. Perhaps the most anticipated anticipated testimony for the prosecution. Lindsey Curtis's own daughter took the stand two times over a span of eight years. She told police her mother was US alive that morning. Better but on the stand with her dad's life on the line. She changed her story telling jurors she was no longer sure. Our mom was alive that day. Don't remember any of it but it doesn't stick in your memory now and yet detective barons notes. You do tell him the story about seeing your mother and then and with a videotaped interview with the detective Gibson. You seem quite clear about that morning in yes you saw and went off to school. What happened in the interim between your statement and going into trial? Oh on the stand and then kind of stepping back from all of that. It was the fact that no one had honestly asked me sincerely what had happened that day. And I'd never taken time to actually actually think about it. I did a couple of years before when you took your statement but again I didn't know why he was asking me. I didn't know what was going on and I gave the story I always gave so when I a had to sit there and think about it I had to be honest with myself and it wasn't the answer I wanted. I wish I could say I really do wish I could say yes. I remember her or no. I know I didn't see her. But you cannot say that but I cannot say that this is not getting back at your dad who you're very sideways with at this point now because it hurts my story and you're not gonNA give it to them no because it hurts my brothers to for me not to honestly say yes. I saw her. But I'm GonNa say what I can remember which is nothing. It's a black hole hole. It's traumatizing event. And when kids go through traumatizing events. They block things out and losing. My mother was the worst Komo life. How are we to understand what's going on with with Lindsay Christine? Because she has told the story that she she like her brothers. Remember seeing her mom alive but then she backs away from it and says I think I can't remember really I don't know what's in Lindsay's had in her heart one day. She was happy and then everything changed against. The prosecution. Still had to explain why the two oldest boys were adamant. Their mom was alive that morning. Parkinson told jurors there was a two day gap between Corrie's death and the first police interviews with the kids apple time. He suggested for the boys to be influenced by their dad. I think the children were confused. Just as a coach do you think that he told him a story. He had custody of the children from the moment of discovery until Thursday afternoon. So from MM Tuesday till Thursday afternoon. I don't know what was said Dr. Jean Turner goes pathologist. Detective Gibson hired to review. The case took the stand and said science. Silence is where the truth lies. She concluded the most reasonable explanation. For Corrie's arms appearing to levitated is that Corey was dead up to twelve hours before before police arrived on the scene. I viewed this material and reviewed it with the eye of a scientist and what we know about the the development. Of Rigor Mortis. What would a jury believe science or the words from two of his own sons? Corey's brother dentist found himself mm soap struggling over the conflicting facts scientists. My lip you know. I have to believe in that but I also have to believe in the family at the same time so I'm completely torn. I've never seen a more difficult case more closely argued and doesn't seem to be middle ground to there's there's none Parkinson urged the jury to focus on the science science and one image corey in her bed her body. And Rigor Mortis. He said it proves she died hours before Curtis claimed it proved he was lying. It proved he argued. That curtis killer coming up. The defense gets its turn and Christine is feeling optimistic. I knew in my heart. 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"mississippi" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"Her. Meanwhile Christine was in a panic for two reasons husband had just been arrested and now she was looking for or her sons. I found out that all three boys at the police station. The boys were down there. They had been taken out of school and held in isolation Chan earlier in the day they were just seventeen fifteen and twelve years old at the time all alone at the police headquarters. Once Christine found out. They were lear. She rushed to the station. What were the kids told? What did they think was going on? They actually thought that something had happened to me. I walked into the room. And they got up and they all Were very scared and they hugged me and I told them everything would be okay. Hey we'll figure this out. Detective Gibson had rounded up the boys because he was looking for more information looking into the death of the your move from two thousand six okay. The detective started to question them about the last days of their mother's life. So you went into your room. Confusing dead rake up every morning. And then I don't watch him. You know what time that was Larson. The youngest son wasn't wasn't interviewed by police back in two thousand six because he was only four years old now he was telling detective Gibson. He wasn't sure if his mother was alive that good morning he said he only remember getting out of bed and going to his mom's room but she didn't answer him. I just remember like Roman shorter. Wake up the biggest Valentine's yeah let's was gone. Came back and then I told him that she was But the two older boys said they did remember seeing their mom that morning. This is Lincoln the middle boy and remember like like Waking Up. I remember her not feeling good. And I'm sitting on stairs and then I went to school. I think I remember saying saying I love you before we left Logan. The eldest son said he knew for certain that his mom was alive that February fourteenth steps Christine was still trying to find her husband. She didn't know he'd been transferred to a different jail eventually. He called and he told me everything would be okay and that we were going to have to to fight some. The things Christine was a wreck. Her husband was in jail and she was dumbfounded as to why the police had taken the boys out of school and then interviewed them without parental rental permission. She felt better about this. Though the two oldest boys back their dead story. They had seen their mom corey alive. Valentine's Day morning Justice Justice Curtis said. They saw their mother live that day. That's that's the gist of their story. Yes I saw her alive that morning when dad took the school so therefore she couldn't have been dead upstairs in right dying. Rigor mortis setting in. Because we saw her alive. It's the boy's sister. Lindsay had also told police to separate times. Her Mom was alive that morning had seen her off to school. On Valentine's Day saint marks on the Davor father's arrest. Lindsey was away at college when she had an emotional talk with her brothers. Talk to him on the phone. They got arrested and they passed the phone around and they were sobbing because they were scared and they asked me to come home and that was the last thing I ever said to ever talk to them. That's when another tragedy unfolded with in the lovelace family. Around the time of Curtis's arrest arrest his relationship with his daughter once again deteriorated. The family doesn't WANNA get into details. But Soon Lindsey found herself caught off from her brothers to I had been shut out completely. Shut out where you knew the charge against your father. And the theory of the crime that he put a pillow over your mother's nose and smothered her. That's a stark image to deal with. It's something I didn't ponder and I chose not to ponder though a jury would soon be pondering during Curtis's guilt or innocence in August. Two thousand fourteen. The forty five year old former assistant state's attorney found himself standing in a courtroom. This this time as a defendant at his own arraignment having to appear in a courtroom that I had served as a prosecutor in dressed in in stripes. Yes and and having my my hands and my feet shackled Those those were some some really low times. James married just eight months wife number. Three's commitment for better or for worse was immediately put to the test. My husband who is kind and caring and compassionate is charged with something so heinous that it makes no sense if convicted Curtis lovelace could spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his wife. Corey as if that weren't enough stress. His daughter Lindsay was about out to drop a bombshell. Coming up Donner's difficult decision. I don't know what's in Lindsay's Hutton. And her heart. One day she was is happy. And then everything changed. And a mother recounts which she says was courtesy bizarre behavior that day her daughter died. Yes we Larsen and says by the way corey steady when dateline continues.
"mississippi" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"She didn't feel well on that Valentine's morning. Courtesy hardest. Corey was still nursing. That bad cold or Flu. I walk back up stairs with her. She climbed into bed. He described leaving the house then coming home only to find his wife dead in her bedroom. Cold and Just for caller eiger cans being out for something like that and yet many other details surrounding his wife's death. It seemed to elude curtis. I don't remember any thing significantly above ninety four that the to you what the bed together and I believe we did. It was a long time so I I guess it's possible that would have left but you know slept on couch through something. He said he took the kids to school again. I believe I did. It hasn't been so long ironically. Didn't remember a whole lot about that. They couldn't remember whether he in fact took the kids to school day right. I just would have thought that finding your wife dead embed would've left more of an impression on you. Yeah to the detective. Curtis was trying to look helpful without really being so gibson cut to the chase g smother core with the pill. No I did not did you. Inquiry have a bad argument. Kurt did he get out of hand. Did you snap and then put a pillow over her nose and mouth and suffocated. No no there were no bad arguments the night before as it's exactly what what I've what I've told Detective Baird in two thousand and six and what I told Detective Gibson in two thousand fourteen and what I'm telling you now that that is what happened. She was sick and I came home and I found her that morning and she was dead. It was clear that detective strategy hadn't yielded what he wanted. Put a confession. I have a problem with not remembering all these. The lawyers goal of talking. His way out of trouble hadn't exactly worked either even after he agreed. Curtis says to take a lie detector test in a short time. He was swapping out his button-down shirt and leather loafers for a very different courthouse look jailhouse black and white stripes coming up on his kids the key to his freedom. They saw their mother alive that day. So therefore she couldn't have been dead upstairs.
"mississippi" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"Chris Valentine's Day now. Nothing I don't stay Corey's husband. Meanwhile had remarried divorced and married again and in all that time. No one really questioned the why or how of Corrie's death. But all no that changed one day when a man in a windowless room a few blocks off the Mississippi found himself with spare time on his hands. That was sitting in my office and all of our files are computer. It was late two thousand thirteen almost eight years. After Corrie's death Adam Gibson a newly minted detective active with the Quincy Police Department began pulling up old files not looking for anything. In particular. Just reading old cases Corey levels popped in in my hand and I read the report. The name mean anything to you. Yeah I knew. I knew curtis loveless. Because he was had been at one time one of our assistant. State's attorneys There wasn't much read in the file. Truth be told a statement from Curtis. The husband police interviews with three older children and the pathologist summary Autopsy findings with some photos. So you knew what had happened in two thousand six SORTA or yeah. I knew that she had passed away on Valentine's Day. Two thousand six. What was the medical examiner's finding about the death of that woman that was undetermined was original autopsy? What did that mean to you with you? Encountered that before undetermined could mean a lot. The things But in this particular autopsy there were things listed this suspicious or traumatic findings for instance. The report mentioned that Abrasion Asian on Corey's face just under her nose something. The arriving officer had observed that day the pathologist also noted the cut what she called a laceration on the inside inside of Corey's upper lip the detective kept scrolling and then saw something that just stopped him cold and electrifying image. The police photos of the the dead wife and mother as she lay in her bed. What jumped out at you? Most definitely arms were an unnaturally raise position the hands in an unnatural kind of way. Her hands ends defy gravity. Not Support on you know just kind of out there like a stature. Yes using police photos from the scene. We created this graphic traffic representation of chorus bedroom. You can see chorus arms frozen in-depth above her body. That final pose had caught detective. Jeff Barrett's attention years. Here's before a curiosity but he didn't sign it any real significance. Now Adam Gibson did rigor mortis yes. In my opinion the mechanics of Rigor mortis go like this upon death. A human's muscles start to stiffen but to the detective. It looked as though Corey's arms arms and hands were in an advanced state of rigor meaning. She likely died many hours before this photo was taken remember. Curtis said he tucked his sickly wife into bed only an hour before finding her dead. It didn't make sense to the officer. Detective Gibson went straight to his bosses with the old lovelace file. My first thought was we missed something. Something here chief Robert Copley had been in charge in two thousand six when everyone assumed corey had died a natural death but he says he never saw the photos that detective did was now holding before him. And that's when I saw the pictures the first time. Would you think I thought this is. This is not natural arm so definitely appear to me. That rig mortar said sat in I I look at those pictures and I can't believe that we accepted a undetermined. Airman calls a death in a natural death. Detective Gibson agreed but they had a problem very thin. What you're working is? Yes some notes from medical examiner from eight years before and a few photos very few. Yeah and only two. Two slides were taken by the path Allah Gist and passed on evidence. Evidence so yeah very thin file so police went back to the doctor who did that autopsy and asked her to review the case. She did but she would not alter her original findings. The next might have been to order a new autopsy but that wasn't possible since he's family. Had Her remains cremated. The only option was was to work with what they had. Detective Gibson had a suggestion. He wanted to have the autopsy reviewed by someone else have basically a review view of the original autopsy. Done couldn't do a new autopsy because the body had been cremated. The chief okayed the request to hire a new pathologist to review old old autopsy notes. The detective also had something else in mind to beef up his case. Talk to anyone and everyone. Who'd known corey? His first call was to Vermont Marty. He told her he wanted to meet. But not one is you know. Can we set up a time maybe remindful or whatever I said well scratch what I'm doing afternoon and you just come now because I was so nervous Matt. What it was everything old was about to be new a new very unsettling Coming up different medical examiner reaches a different conclusion. Be Homicide and I did. Tactic has a question for Curtis' daughter. She's the morning you went to school here. Did you think was happening. I didn't know.
"mississippi" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"The routine of the house was in a tizzy with Corey. Second bed it had been up to carnage to get the three oldest kids off off to school. Now he was back when I arrived. Home everything was quiet. I assume that Corey was sleeping resting. She hadn't slept Most of the night I was just going to leave her alone in order to Sleep before looking in honor. He said he went over his emails in the kitchen. Then he headed upstairs take a shower. And as I walked up the steps I I looked to the left The door to your bedroom was as I left it open. I could see her line in bed and I could see something from the distance. Didn't seem right So I will say that looking just I. I'm really not sure as I got closer. I could see that she was Pale. She was motionless and I immediately knew that something was was really really wrong. Did you think she said I shook her. I told out her her name. And at that point I knew that she was dead in that moment. He said his thoughts turned to his four year. Old Boy Larsen who was still in the house and I needed to get Larsen Larsen out of the House. And what did you do I grabbed Larson. I believe he was in bed and I took him immediately over to to his grandparents. Grandparent's house Corey's mom MARDI answered the door. She remembers her son-in-law standing there with a young boy and saying something nonsensical Michael about her daughter. Being dead it was just kind of mid morning. There he is. There is not open. The door hands me Larson and then he said something about people are coming or something often regretted not just putting Larson down and running over there stung. She called her son. Corey's brother Peter this dental practice phone call from my mom when it was just kind of out of the blue. I didn't think anything instead. That can't be thirty eight years old. There's no way just just saw a couple weeks ago. Jeff Baird then a detective with the Quincy. Police Department was assigned to head the death investigation. When he arrived at the scene he went straight? Great upstairs. He was in the bedroom when the corner examined Corrie's body. He tested her body temperature by placing his hand against her abdomen. I followed suit the body warm or cold at the abdomen. Warm to warm. What did that tell the corner? He knew that the time of death was was narrowed then for the body to still be warm. It seemed clear that Corrie's death had been recent within the past hour so not an officer why I or how the woman died. The detective couldn't rule out any possibility including foul play around the room itself any overturned glasses or any signs signs of a struggle. Now so as a here you. You're telling me you're seeing a woman who was apparently died in her bed and not that long before authorities arrived. That's right if I can stress. There wasn't a single mark on her other than what appeared to be skin-blemish under knows mark and yet there was something about the position of Corey's body that did strike them as odd. He thought death in gravity would have caused her arms arms to drop instead. They were both fixed in mid air hovering above her chest. I was looking for an explanation for that and I even addressed it to Curtis Curtis loveless. I asked him if there's a possibility that blankets had been under her arms when he discovered her and what he say no so no so he you said the scene that you were saying was the way he saw it when he came and found his wife his account yes but then the detective was careful not to get hung up on one strange detail not this early case. Every detective needs to keep in mind that there could be a bigger picture and Oh yes. There was a portrait Richard of a woman portrait of marriage filled with details painted in a most unflattering light. Coming up a peek behind line closed. Doors you were drinking too much. I drank too much. Cory was drinking too much cory was drinking too much and a daughter mourns her mom is remember crying trying and not believing it when Dateline continues.
"mississippi" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Core to wrap up the plan and present it to congress i at the center of the plan a one time payment of just three million dollars to pay farmers to voluntarily fled their fields during times of high water but ultimately certainly the federal government didn't fund the plan and it just sat there and died klingner argues paying farmers to take an excess water would benefit everybody body along the river system. We're not asking for a lot of dollars to absolutely crazy to put leave a system a place that was designed in nineteen fifty four and not allow us to make improvements to meet the current weather conditions that we see today. You know we've got a lot of data. We can keep this from happening again now. Let's get back to coastal louisiana south of new orleans and dive into what disappearing coastal louisiana looks like from. I'm high above fox trawlers via far with quebec. I went for a flight and four seat airplane with pilot win board along we left from the small new orleans ends lakefront airport were flying generally southward <hes> along the east sending bag of the river as we leave new orleans. The landscape looks like swiss cheese. That's been cut up with scissors ponds streams and canals penetrate the marshy swamps when the river was allowed to run its natural course mud clay and sand from up north would flow down to the mouth of the mississippi here runoff literally built and replenish the gulf coast no longer levies walls and dams keep water in the river but also keep mud and sand out or barriers push mud to new areas. The impacts can be harsh as we keep flying south. We see something remarkable out of the window. Tiny communities houses stranded in the middle of the water order an audio recording produced by the group restore. The mississippi river delta narrates what we're seeing below.
"mississippi" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Frequent and is is expected to get worse with climate change i asked homes is it fair for her fellow taxpayers to pay to fix riverfront roads and services to accommodate a handful of residents residents who want to live right on the river. I pay taxes also so i look at it as though my taxes just cleaned my road but i do believe that if you come and you live on the river that you do it with open eyes and know that it's going to flood and you can't constantly be saying help me help me while the mississippi river has always flooded davenport and nearby cities. We're at flood stage this year for ninety ninety eight days for our south of devonport. I met with colin welland camp. Were in the city of arnold missouri. Just north along the mississippi river ver- stand next to a flooded city park next to the merrimack river it flows into the mississippi but because mississippi has been running so high the water in the merrimack is backing up and it's spilling over its banks. The floodwaters come within a few feet of the road. We're at where just a few homes are left standing since since nineteen ninety-three they have been buying this property out. The city wants people out of harm's way and land to absorb floodwaters. It's an idea woolen camp supports up and down the river countless acres of urban pavement have replaced spongy soil well in camp is the executive director of the mississippi river and towns initiative association of mayors across the ten states that border the mississippi. He says levy serve a purpose but his organization is looking for ways to return the river shed to a more natural state in order to protect these communities but these cities need help and woollen camp says washington needs to wake up an address what's going on. If you wanna call it climate change..
"mississippi" Discussed on PRI's The World
"In the mid nineteenth nineteenth century explains bob chris professor emeritus of hydro geology at washington university in st louis. If we look at an old lithograph from eighteen fifty nine here's a fledgling city a saint louis and look at the steamboats look at this thing well what would have been great to travel in luxury unless you crashed which happened frequently back then chris shows a map from the mid nineteenth century error steamboat rex every mile for probably a thousand miles thank the commercial losses untamed river also put military vessels at the best and so the army corps engineers was brought in to shackle the mississippi. They did their job but not quite well enough. Cliff dean runs the delta alta cultural center museum in helena arkansas. My first name is actually james. I switched over to my middle name because when i started teaching james dean was pretty famous. The jimmy dean smoked sausage dean grew up in the mississippi delta hearing about the great flood of nineteen twenty seven an area roughly. The size of ireland was underwater. Some five hundred people died and more than six hundred thousand were displaced. The red cross called it one of america's greatest peacetime mm disasters. Dean's grandparents lived through it. He says one morning they woke up surrounded by water and the sheriff came by deputies made everybody getting boats. You had to leave and the men all had to go to try to to to to show up the ladies or to build new ditches or something to try to stop the water and if you didn't go i mean same people actually shot that didn't go to the labor rain rain water going come when the levee breaks by kansas this joe mccoy and memphis minnie from nineteen twenty nine the mississippi river connects the american heartland to the rest of the globe also shares the world's environmental problems. Oh we shouldn't have done it fifty years ago with today's the first day of my grandchildren's fifty years that started off. Let's get.