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LDF Supports New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s Request to Investigate Cases Involving Unarmed Civilians Killed by Police Officers12/10/14
(New York, NY)—LDF joins a chorus of voices – comprised of civil rights organizations, community leaders, and elected officials – in support of a proposal advanced by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to investigate, and if necessary, prosecute cases involving killings of unarmed civilians by New York police officer.
LDF's Sherrilyn Ifill Joins Town Hall Forum With George Stephanopoulos to Discuss Race and Justice in America12/10/14
Race. Justice. In America Town Hall.
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos moderates a town hall with Facebook on race and justice in America.
Today, LDF presented testimony to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing on “The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States.”
In New York Times Article, Nelson Acknowledges Challenges and Opportunities for Obama in Racial Unrest12/09/14
LDF Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson highlights the fine line Obama must walk in order to be the President for all Americans while making his mark on race relations in the aftermath of Brown and Garner deaths:
LDF Commends Issuance of Updated Anti-Racial Profiling Guidance But Urges More Accountability for Local and State Law Enforcement12/08/14
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund commends the efforts undertaken by the Department of Justice to update its 2003 Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.