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Samuel L. Jackson asks, "What Would Your World Look Like Without LDF?"
Janai Nelson, LDF Associate Director-Counsel, states that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declaring a state of emergency before there is an actual emergency sets a "dangerous precedent":
In a USA Today op-ed, Sherrilyn Ifill looks beyond the issue of race and policing in Ferguson, Missouri to those of leadership and governance:
LDF Condemns Police Shooting Death of Akai Gurley in Brooklyn Public Housing; Urges National Call to Action on Law Enforcement Reform11/22/14
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) condemns the tragic killing of Akai Gurley, a 28-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by police in the stairwell of his girlfriend’s public housing residence in Brooklyn last night. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton have publicly acknowledged that the shooting was unprovoked and that Mr. Gurley was a “total innocent,” as he was merely walking down the stairs with his girlfriend when he was killed.
Statement from Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of LDF in Response to Governor Nixon's Declaration of State of Emergency11/22/14
(New York, NY)--Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's executive order declaring an official state of emergency in the state of Missouri and activating the National Guard is not only heavy-handed and inflammatory, but also another example of this administration’s oppressive tactics against peaceful protests.