As leader of the Indianapolis Black Panther Militia in the 1990s, Mmoja Ajabu bred hate and anger in the name of social justice. When his son was convicted in a horrific murder, he incurred the wrath of the entire city. Now, Ajabu returns to prominence.
Locked away for killing her 3-year-old son, a crime she says she didn’t commit, Kristine Bunch spent 16 years in prison fighting to prove her innocence. In 2012, the gavel finally fell in her favor. But true justice has yet to arrive.
The Ten Point Coalition aims to reduce gun violence and black-on-black crime in the city’s urban core, yet it is the group and its leader, Rev. Charles Harrison, who find themselves coming under attack.
I’ve been patted down, fingerprinted, and told to watch for fights over toilet paper. A self-professed murderer asked if I was scared to be teaching at the Indiana Women’s Prison. Why should I be scared?
They were neighborly gay men known to help strangers in need. And when they were murdered, friends and activists believed it had been because of their sexuality. But now officials say the accused was actually their onetime friend—motivated by greed.
In 1991, pediatric oncologist Deborah Provisor had sex with her teenage son, an act that led to her arrest and the suspension of her medical license. Now, after years of therapy, she’s gotten her license back, but with conditions.