|Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
Updated Sep 21, 11:16 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) â€” There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren't even under review because of a quirk in the law. Still, proponents are laying the groundwork to extend and expand the ...