FROM Nick Beadle
At Least 48 Killed as Storms Slam Southern Region The American South has been hit by another natural disaster. Tornados wreaked havoc overnight in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. The death toll has risen to 48 and is likely to go higher. Today, President Bush promised assistance. Nick Beadle reports for the Jackson Sun in Jackson, Tennessee.
Fear and Bias in the Criminal Justice System How often do police officers in American cities use deadly force against black men? When killings are justified, what’s the official reason? We look for the answers to those and other questions raised by recent police killings that have sparked widespread outrage against racism in the justice system.