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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Must watch: Our Director of Litigation Christina Swarns explains why McCullough's presentation to the grand jury and the entire grand jury process was "unheard of." "That was the lightest cross examination I've ever witnessed," she says. Start at 18 minutes in.
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.
Today, LDF called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to strengthen tools to assist localities in overcoming residential segregation.
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:
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":