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Judge Mathis taking it to the streets

  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

JudgeMathis 600Judge Mathis has a new project – literally.

"The Mathis Project" premieres tonight (Nov. 8th) at 9 p.m. CST on BET.

"Thousands of African-American murders go unsolved each year. I'll be on the ground in the toughest neighborhoods seeking tips for cold cases," says Mathis.

"I'll also organize rallies and marches in the communities in an effort to reduce murder rates."

The docu-series, according to BET, "aims to empower neighborhoods plagued by unsolved homicides. Mathis unites local volunteers and law enforcement to gather information that has the potential to solve the case – and get community members to do what, for some, is unthinkable: reveal what they know."

The premise is that the popular TV judge will use his investigative skills to bring cases to a close by exposing "the truth that witnesses, anonymous tipsters and 'word on the street' sources have kept hidden for years.

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