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The Power of Now
In the aftermath of the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Black teenager Michael Brown, LDF Senior Counsel Vincent Southerland puts police violence in historical context and offers ways to break free from its persistence in law enforcement in an op-ed penned in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
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: