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Documents Reveal Thousands of Detroit Residents Were Blindsided with Over $115 Million in Retroactive Sewage Bills Due to DWSD System Errors9/11/14
In multiple appearances on national media over the past few days, LDF leaders continue to press for action and answers on the police shooting of Michael Brown, and on the larger issue of overly militarized police forces that acculturate officers to devalue and dehumanize people and communities of color.
9/10/14Related Case or Issue:
- Alice Ollstein, Weeks Before Election Day, Voter ID Trials Enter Uncharted Legal Territory, ThinkProgress (Sep 12, 2014)
LDF Urges Senate Committee to Curb Militarization of State and Local Police and Impose Structural Reforms to Ensure Police Accountability9/09/14
In testimony submitted today to a Senate committee reviewing militarization of state and local law enforcement, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) called for structural reforms to ensure police accountability and the demilitarization of local law enforcement, including in America’s public schools. The presence of military-style weapons in K-12 public schools, LDF said, poses “significant danger” to students of color who are already the most vulnerable to overly punitive discipline.
9/08/14Related Case or Issue:
The second week of testimony begins today in the voter ID trial in United States v. Texas, a federal challenge to Texas’s discriminatory photo ID law, Senate Bill 14. In this case with important national implications, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.