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Student, 9, Escapes Attempted Abduction

Police are searching for the male suspect

(Newser) - A 9-year-old boy was walking to Popp's Ferry Elementary School in Biloxi, Miss., around 7am Monday when a man tried to force him into his truck, reports the Clarion-Ledger . Miraculously, the boy was able to escape, run to the school, and tell a teacher what happened; police are now... More »

Biloxi Running 'Debtors Prison From the Dark Ages': ACLU

Class-action lawsuit says Miss. city is shaking down poverty-stricken residents

(Newser) - Debtors prisons are supposedly a thing of the distant past —except in Biloxi, Miss. That's according to a class-action lawsuit filed against the city, its police department, the courts, and a private probation company, alleging these agencies have conspired to threaten poor residents into paying up to avoid... More »

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