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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
After deciding a trip to Ferguson, Missouri would be too disruptive, President Obama instead meets with civil rights leaders, including LDF President and Director Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill, and young organizers at the White House to discuss ways of rebuilding trust and improving relations between law enforcement and communities of color.
Sherrilyn Ifill on Meet The Press, hosted by Chuck Todd, talked about race in America after a flawed grand jury process in Ferguson, Missouri failed to return an indictment for Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.
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.
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: