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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Sherrilyn Ifill, LDF President and Director-Counsel, joins a panel on The Diane Rehms Show and discusses how not only content but presentation could have influenced the Ferguson grand jury to not indict police office Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Black teenager Michael Brown.
In the aftermath of the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Black teenager Michael Brown, LDF Senior Counsel Vincent Southerland puts police violence in historical context and offers ways to break free from its persistence in law enforcement in an op-ed penned in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Today, LDF called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to strengthen tools to assist localities in overcoming residential segregation.
Janai Nelson, LDF Associate Director-Counsel, states that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declaring a state of emergency before there is an actual emergency sets a "dangerous precedent":
Out of the Ferguson crisis, US News and World Report list, "5 Things Civil Rights Groups Want From Ferguson," a number of issues which civil rights organizations hope to focus debate as events unfold in Ferguson and reverberate throughout the country.