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Murder Charges Against South Carolina Patrolman Leads Legal Defense Fund to Renew Call to End Epidemic of Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Civilians4/08/15
The appalling video showing the hideous attack on Walter Scott by North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager must spur everyone who values human rights and justice to demand an end to racial bias and excessive force in policing.
On Andrea Mitchell Reports, Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses Shooting by Police of Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina4/08/15
Demonstrations Held in Response to South Carolina Shooting
Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund discusses the video that captured the shooting death of an unarmed black man in South Carolina, and whether the officer who fired the gun would have been charged if the video hadn’t surfaced.
In voting rights win, bill to cut Georgia early voting is dead
The effort’s apparent demise came after feverish organizing by a broad coalition of voting rights, civil rights, good government, and Democratic groups.
Emotions Stir as National Bar Association Facilitates Ferguson Discussion
"Janel George, [Senior Education Policy Counsel] for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., spoke about how school discipline practices for African–American children mirror the disparity in punishment that the black community receives from the police and courts."
Schnapper-Casteras: Let Loving Lead the Way
"Four states recently filed briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the Constitution allows them to ban same-sex marriage. In grappling with this important issue, the court should be guided by how it previously decided the question of whether states could ban interracial marriage. In Loving v. Virginia, the justices unanimously agreed that such bans violated the essential freedom to marry; that principle should govern the outcome here too."