On this Wednesday, a Pasadena jury found Jasmine Richards guilty of the offense. She faces sentencing on June 7 and could receive as much as four years for the felony. Jamilah King reports:
King provides historical background on lynching laws.
Lynching was organized and community-approved white terrorism, torture and murder to enforce white supremacy over black citizens. Police and prosecutors have plenty of options for charging people who interfere with them if they think they must; charging Richards with lynching is obscene.