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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Civil Rights Leaders Respond to North Charleston Officials’ Request to the Department of Justice for Help with Improving Policing Practices4/22/16Related Case or Issue:
Felon Disenfranchisement Is Anti-Democratic
The laws that prohibit an estimated 5.85 million Americans with felony convictions from voting are one of the last remaining legal barriers to full democratic participation in our nation.
Task Force Pushes for More Police Body Cameras in Chicago
For their part, civil rights advocates are cautiously optimistic about the report. Kevin Keenan, chief operating officer and legal counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, told StateScoop that he was glad to see the task force recognized the “broad consensus that body worn cameras are an important tool of accountability” but he plans to closely monitor how the city uses the technology going forward.
Racial Discrimination and Capital Punishment:
The Indefensible Death Sentence of Duane Buck
Richard Rothstein and Phillip Atiba Goff Join LDF’s New Research and Advocacy Hub