Emmett Till

Emmett Till relative asks Jeff Sessions to enforce civil rights law in old cases

Emmett Till relative asks Jeff Sessions to enforce civil rights law in old cases

Family members of Emmett Till pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday to enforce a law that that allows prosecutors to reinvestigate old civil rights murder cases.

Deborah Watts, Till's cousin and co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and Alvin Sykes, a member of the Emmett Till Justice Campaign, met with Sessions before going down to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture afterward to view Till's casket, which is one of the centerpieces of the museum.

"He's definitely open to looking at cases that should be reviewed and cases where there are no answers for loved ones who have experienced the murder of their loved...

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