MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – FEBRUARY 01: Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump speaks during the funeral service for Tyre Nichols at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church on February 1, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. On January 7th, 29-year-old Nichols was violently beaten for three minutes by Memphis police officers at a traffic stop and died of his injuries. Five Black Memphis Police officers have been fired after an internal investigation found them to be directly responsible for the beating and have been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, two charges of aggravated kidnapping, two charges of official misconduct and one charge of official oppression. (Photo by Andrew Nelles-Pool/Getty Images)
Last week in Kansas City Missouri a 16-year-old African American teenager Ralph Yarl was shot in the head by a white man for ringing the wrong doorbell. Actress Meagan Goode shared a picture that has gone viral of Yarl in the hospital.
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After hearing about the case, civil rights attorneys Lee Merritt and Ben Crump announced Sunday that they were going to take the case. Reportedly, the teen is in stable condition in a Missouri hospital.