Judge to consider claims of Mo. death row inmate
This week a special judge appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court will start taking another look at evidence used to convict Reggie Clemmons of murder in 1991.
Yesterday a coalition of local and international activist held a pre-hearing rally in support of Clemmons at Kiener Plaza in St. Louis.
President of the St. Louis branch of the NAACP, Adolphus Pruitt, said there are lingering questions about the evidence used to convict Clemmons.
A long-time St. Louis attorney and civil rights activist is this year's recipient of the top award from the NAACP.
Frankie Freeman will receive the 96th Spingarn Medal from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in July.
She was honored Wednesday on the floor by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who called the medal an appropriate recognition of Freeman's 60-plus years of civil rights activism.
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