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The Power of Now
Today, LDF sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging swift confirmation of Charlotte Burrows, nominee for Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and David Lopez, nominee for General Counsel of the EEOC.
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.