Sunday, June 25, 2017
CLOSE
 
Congress Expected to Pass Till Bill
By Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Published July 24, 2008

The United States Congress is expected to pass The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, legislation that would authorize funding for the Justice department to hire investigators to solve civil rights-related murders that took place before 1970.

Last year the Till Bill was passed by the House of representatives, and this year the bill is expected to be passed as early as July 24.

Strongly supported by local justice seeker Alvin Sykes, president of the Emmett Till Justice Campaign, and backed by senate majority leader Harry Reid (R-Nevada), the Till Bill could become law soon.

“It will strike fear in the hearts of old men who thought long ago that they could get away this and otherwise live a respectful life,” Sykes said. “It lets them know that they’ll be prosecuted of will die in fear of being the next one they come for.”

Categories: National

Get the Taste of Soul App!


SEARCH:    
Videos



Events

Legends


Photo of the Day

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web
© 2017 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

Contact UsAboutMedia KitCorrections & Misprints

Privacy PolicyTerms of Service

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing and Legacy print subscribers, please Login / Register »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 6 months free!

LIMITED OFFER - FREE 6 MONTHS! Don’t miss out on this limited time offer - subscribe for FREE now!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »