Questions remain in Jelani Day’s death. Lawyer Ben Crump calls on FBI to intervene

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump is demanding that the FBI take full control over the investigation into the death of Jelani “J.J.” Day. “As we approach 100 days without any answers, we are demanding that the FBI investigate this matter as a hate crime,” Crump said at a news conference on Friday. “The family is losing confidence in […]

Supporters of Jelani Day march in Bloomington-Normal to demand answers

BLOOMINGTON — The Rev. Jesse Jackson and members of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition assembled in Bloomington on Friday to lead a second march in support of Jelani Day. The coalition organized a similar event in Peru, Ill., last month. Friday’s march began with a press conference in front of the Bloomington Police Department, where Jackson […]

Jesse Jackson leads the crowd at Jelani Day demonstration in Peru

PERU – The family of Jelani Day and their supporters — including the Rev. Jesse Jackson — gathered in Peru, Ill., on Tuesday in hopes of pressuring law enforcement investigating Day’s death. Jackson and his Rainbow PUSH Coalition were the lead organizers of Tuesday’s march. Day, an Illinois State University graduate student, was found dead in […]