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Jordan Edwards: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A 15-year-old Texas boy was fatally shot by police Saturday night while he was the passenger in a car, authorities say.

Jordan Edwards was in the front passenger’s seat and was shot through the side window by a Balch Springs Police officer, an attorney for his family told the Dallas Morning News.

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10 American States With the Most Lynchings of Black People From 1882-1968

Mississippi

With well over 581 lynchings, Mississippi tops the list with the most total lynchings during this time, according to statistics provided by the Tuskegee Institute. Out of the 581 people who were lynched across this time span, more than 90 percent were Black. Perhaps the most well-known lynching in the state was that of 14-year-old Emmett Till.

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