'A Step in the Right Direction': Caldwell Praises Trump DOJ After 1955 Emmett Till Case Reopened
Fox News analyst Gianno Caldwell reacted to the Trump administration reopening the federal investigation into the 1955 murder of black teenager Emmett Till.
Shannon Bream reported that the decision was precipitated in part by a new book from author Timothy Tyson that contained new information about the case.
However, Tyson ripped the administration, saying that it is a "deep irony and appalling hypocrisy that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions and Donald Trump would pretend to care about African-American children."
Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, was kidnapped from his uncle's home in Money, Miss. and later found dead.
Till had previously whistled at a white shopkeeper named Carolyn Donham, and his body was later found mutilated in the Tallahatchie River.
Donham's then-husband Roy Bryant and his half-brother, J.W. Milam, were charged but later acquitted of murder in the case.
Bryant and Milam later confessed to a magazine that they killed Till, but were not retried and have since died.
Caldwell said the news of the reopening of Till's case is "a step in the right direction."
He also addressed Tyson's remarks, saying that people have to "get beyond this 'resistance' narrative" and "come to the table" with political adversaries.
Caldwell said that he met with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) on the topic of criminal justice and agrees with many people on all political sides that say there are "fixes" that can be made to the justice system.