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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
(NEW YORK, NY) --The fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by police in Ferguson, Missouri, is the latest tragic incident in a summer marked by several police-involved homicides. In this case, the conflicting accounts about why Mr. Brown was killed demand a thorough and impartial investigation by federal authorities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one on the Supreme Court objected publicly when the justices voted to let Arizona proceed with the execution of Joseph Wood, who unsuccessfully sought information about the drugs that would be used to kill him.
Inmates in Florida and Missouri went to their deaths by lethal injection in the preceding weeks after the high court refused to block their executions. Again, no justice said the executions should be stopped.
LDF Calls on Staten Island District Attorney to Immediately Seek Criminal Homicide Charges Against Officers Involved in Eric Garner’s Death8/04/14
New York Medical Examiner Rules Garner’s Death was
a Homicide Caused by an Illegal NYPD Chokehold
On the opinion pages of The Hill, Leslie Proll , director of NAACP LDF's Washington, D.C.
After Daniel Pantaleo -- an NYPD officer sworn to serve and protect New Yorkers -- was filmed using a chokehold on Staten Island resident Eric Garner, who later died, new video surfaces of a separate violent arrest in Harlem.
On MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell Sherrilyn Ifill discusses NYC's long history of police brutality and the lack of accountability for the police's excessive use of force against New York's communities of color.