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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
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
A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America by Evan J. Mandery highlights LDF's role in the movement to end the death penalty. Mandery describes LDF as influential on "every major death penalty case in the United States" and "the leading voice in the abolition movement, dominating all others."
The New York Times highlighted the efforts of Communities United for Police Reform which recently achieved a major legal victory in the movement against Stop-and-Frisk tactics. LDF's representatives to CUPR are Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele and Marquis Jenkins.