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After Mass Arrests During Freddie Gray Protests, Baltimore Public Defender To Challenge 'Excessive' Bail Amounts
Monique Dixon, senior policy counsel for criminal justice at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), said that arrests during the Baltimore protests became particularly aggressive after the city implemented a 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew May 1 and police officers reduced the buffer time allowed for citizens to return home.
Honor Selma by Restoring the Voting Rights Act
"Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, was simply wrong when he recently suggested the Voting Rights Act should not be updated because “more minorities are already voting.” His statement asserts a novel and misguided test for determining the necessity of the Voting Rights Act. It also ignores the abundant evidence of ongoing racial discrimination in voting that makes congressional action to restore the Voting Rights Act essential."
Sherrilyn Ifill Among Experts Advancing Solutions for Healing Relationships Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color at America Healing Conference5/05/15
Healing Relationships between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color
A Livestreamed Plenary Panel at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s America Healing Conference
White House, Republicans Sidestep Many Police Reform Ideas
LDF Statement on Homicide Charges Against Baltimore Police Officers in In-custody Death of Freddie Gray5/04/15
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is gratified by the decisions made and professionalism exhibited by the Baltimore State's Attorney's office in the case of the police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. The homicide ruling and charges brought against the 6 officers who arrested and transported Mr. Gray are just the first steps in what could be a lengthy process. The officers will be tried by a jury of their peers in Baltimore City, and LDF will monitor the trial and await its outcome.