Historic Emmett Till
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GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till has been rededicated.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reported speakers include Till’s cousin Wheeler Parker, now 79. Parker was an eyewitness to Till’s 1955 abduction. The sign defaced last year stands near the spot where the 14-year-old was accused of whistling at a white shopkeeper, whose husband and another man allegedly beat and mutilated and threw him into the Tallahatchie River. Till’s mother demanded an open-casket funeral. The men were acquitted by an all-white jury whose members said they knew they were guilty, but didn’t think imprisonment was appropriate for the killing of a black man.
Delta bans pit bulls
as service dogs
ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it’s no longer allowing passengers to fly with “pit bull type” dogs as service or support animals.
The airline describes its ban announced this week as an “enhancement” to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it’s limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10.
The airline’s statement says its new ban responds to “growing safety concerns” after several employees were bitten.