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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 18, 2018
A bill that would create a state body to investigate civil rights cold cases is nearing passage in the legislature, the Memphis Daily News reports. A key project of soon-to-retire state Rep. Johnnie Turner, D-Memphis, the measure would set up the Tennessee Civil Rights Crimes Information, Reconciliation and Research Center, which would delve into unsolved civil rights crimes. It passed unanimously in the House yesterday and has cleared the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee. It is sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Mark Norris, R-Collierville.