A judge in Illinois handed down an unconventional punishment to a teen convicted in a noose attack. Matthew Herrmann, 19, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery for helping to put a noose around the neck of a Black teen, and received a probation sentence, alongside the writing assignment.
A 17-year-old African-American teen was beaten during a hate crime in Chicago in late December 2011, area police are now reporting. The victim, Joshua Merritt, a senior at Brother Rice High School, was attacked by three white teenage boys who attend the same institution. The assault was allegedly motivated by the Black male youth starting a […]