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Sherrilyn Ifill in Baltimore Sun on Pepper-sprayed 15 Year-old Girl By Police: When Trained on Only a Hammer, Everything's a Nail9/23/16
Baltimore Sun: Attorney for 15-year-old girl pepper-sprayed by Hagerstown police slams chief for justifying actions
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said the video shows that all of the officers need more training and that the officer who pepper-sprayed the girl is unfit for duty.
9/23/16Related Case or Issue:
Today, the State of Texas petitioned the United States Supreme Court to take up its appeal of a ruling that found that its voter suppression law is discriminatory. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorneys who successfully litigated the case against Texas offered the following reaction:
Janai Nelson Discusses Officer-Involved Shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams9/22/16
LDF Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson appeared on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams to discuss the fatal police-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. His death set off a wave of protests demanding more transparency, accountability for officers who engage in criminal acts, and an end to police violence.
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Sherrilyn Ifill in Washington Post: Tie Federal Funding of Local Law Enforcement to Meaningful Reform9/22/16