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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
Two days before the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, in which she will be a featured speaker, Sherrilyn Ifill writes an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun "Why we still march."
LDF Applauds New York City Council's Decision to Override Mayor Bloomberg's Veto of Community Safety Act8/22/13Related Case or Issue:
The Passage of the Act Is Another Major Step Towards Ending Discriminatory Stop-And-Frisk Practices
New York -- Today, the City Council of New York overturned Mayor Bloomberg's veto of the Community Safety Act. The Act includes two bills which establish more oversight over the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and reign in its unlawful practices.
Harry Belafonte, a renowned activist and musician, released a statement on his Facebook page calling for a new, fair sentencing hearing for LDF's client, Duane Buck. Mr. Buck was sentenced to death by a jury that was told that he was more likely to be dangerous because he is Black."
Sherrilyn Ifill in The Root: Even as we celebrate the March on Washington, democracy must constantly be maintained8/19/13
NY Daily News reports on upcoming Davis case 'Stop-and-frisk judge will lay down law on wrongful NYCHA arrests'8/16/13