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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":
Out of the Ferguson crisis, US News and World Report list, "5 Things Civil Rights Groups Want From Ferguson," a number of issues which civil rights organizations hope to focus debate as events unfold in Ferguson and reverberate throughout the country.
Sherrilyn Ifill joins a panel discussion on CNN's State of the Union with remarks on the impending grand jury decision.
Can Ferguson go from moment to movement?
Will the grand jury decision be a verdict on race in America and how many Fergusons and Michael Browns exist in the U.S?
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:
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.