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Torched Black Churches Weigh Justice, Forgiveness

PORT BARRE, La. — From her front steps, Debra Mallet can see the plot of sandy-colored earth where her church once stood. It was where her daughter got married and where her husband is buried, a sacred house of memories …

Son of Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Burning 3 Louisiana Black Churches

The son of a sheriff’s deputy was charged with burning down three predominately black churches in southern Louisiana over the past two weeks, officials said on Thursday, saying they acted quickly out of concern he would strike again. Holden Matthews, …