In the dust – The State Press

Emily Parkin

As the expungement process set up by Proposition 207 settles, legal advocates say those most impacted by marijuana policing are more likely to be left behind Photo by Nicholas Devor | The State Press A visual recreation of a criminal petition to expunge marijuana-related offense records. By Kiera Riley and […]

A gulf between reality and entertainment

Emily Parkin

Columnist Cameron Smith is a Memphis-born, Brentwood-raised recovering political attorney raising three boys in Nolensville, Tennessee. As our nation watched two high profile trials reach verdicts leading up to Thanksgiving, our American sense of justice was on trial. One jury freed Kyle Rittenhouse while the other condemned Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers. Despite […]

Jury Begins Deliberations in Arbery Killing

Emily Parkin

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A jury on Tuesday began deliberating on the fate of the three white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery after hearing the final, impassioned argument of the lead prosecutor, Linda Dunikoski, who pushed back against the defense’s contention that the men had the legal right to pursue […]