Last Wednesday a North Mississippi federal court jury awarded $50,000 in emotional distress damages to former Como police chief Cleve Gale. Como fired Gale in 2008 after serving 25 years as chief. The 3–2 vote to terminate Gale was along racial lines with 3 white alderman voting to terminate.

Here is Gale’s Complaint. The jury’s

On August 12, 2011 a federal court jury in the Northern District rendered a $578,500 verdict against Boyd Tunica, Inc. d/b/a Sam’s Town Hotel & Gaming Hall in an employment discrimination case. Here is the Jury’s verdict. Here is a Clarion-Ledger article on the verdict.

The jury awarded the following damages:

  • $102,000: back

On the heels of Saturday’s lackluster loss to Alcorn State in football Jackson State suffered another defeat today when a federal court jury in Jackson awarded LaVerne Gentry $100,000 in her lawsuit against J.S.U. for discrimination and retaliation. Here is the Clarion-Ledger’s article. Here is the Ledger’s article from last week when the trial started, which