Stephen A. Crockett, Jr.

Stephen A. Crockett, Jr. is a staff writer and news editor for The Root. Follow him on Twitter: @SACrockettJr

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Kalief Browder Took His Own Life, but the System Murdered Him
Kalief Browder was murdered, in the first degree. The papers will say that on Saturday, Browder, 22, walked into a room in his home, took the air conditioner out of a wall and hanged himself. But this was a premeditated murder of spirit, innocence, youth and dreams, which began in the spring of...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
How Did a 26-Year-Old Iraq War Veteran Die Serving a 2-Day Jail Sentence?
Twenty-six-year-old James Brown served two tours in Iraq. He didn't make it two days in a Texas jail. In 2012, Brown was arrested in El Paso, Texas, where he was living with his family while on active duty, and sentenced to two days in the El Paso County Detention Facility for a DWI. According to...
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