TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jul 16th

Last update05:54:49 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Oklahoma Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Of Last Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors Seeking Reparations

Oklahoma Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Of Last Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors Seeking Reparations

E-mail Print PDF
Oklahoma SC dismisses Tulsa court caseThe Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit of the last two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, dampening the hope of advocates for racial justice that the government would make amends for one of the worst single acts of violence against Black people in U.S. history.

The nine-member court upheld the decision made by a district court judge in Tulsa last year, ruling that the plaintiff’s grievances, although legitimate, did not fall within the scope of the state’s public nuisance statute.

“We further hold that the plaintiff’s allegations do not sufficiently support a claim for unjust enrichment,” the court wrote in its decision.

Messages left Wednesday with a spokesperson for the City of Tulsa and the survivors’ attorney, Damario Solomon-Simmons, were not immediately returned.

The suit was an attempt to force the city of Tulsa and others to make recompense for the destruction by a white mob of the once-thriving Black district known as Greenwood. In 1921 — on May 31 and June 1 — the white mob, including some people hastily deputized by authorities, looted and burned the district, which was referred to as Black Wall Street.

More...

 


Most Recent Related Stories...


Oklahoma identifies first victim in Tulsa race massacre mass grave

Tulsa mass graves A veteran of the first world war has become the first person identified from graves filled...

Biden administration extends protected status for up to 309,000 migrants from Haiti

Biden administration extends protected status for up to 309,000 migrants from Haiti The Biden administration, on Friday, announced an 18 months extension —and redesignation- to temporary protected status...

Tulsa race massacre survivors condemn dismissal of reparations case and urge Biden to act

Tulsa race massacre survivor Tulsa race massacre survivor Lessie Benningfield Randle, 109, made her first public appearance since the Oklahoma...

Supreme Court lets law stand that allows for ticketing of homeless people camping

Homeless will be ticketedThe Supreme Court ruled Friday that cities can ticket homeless people for camping in public even...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!