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Charleston: Warning signs in atmosphere of hate
NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s [President and Director-Counsel] Sherrilyn Ifill and former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole on warning signs of violence and creating a climate that encourages people to speak up about possible danger.
SCOTUS to rule on housing discrimination
Janai Nelson, Adam Benforado, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Juan Cartagena discuss the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the Fair Housing Act.
Hundreds protest police reaction to Texas pool party
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the Legal Defense and Educational Fund, discusses the reactions in McKinney, Tx. after a video showing a white police officer wrestling a black teenage girl at a pool party to the ground was posted online.
Today’s indictment of former South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager by a grand jury in the shooting death of Walter L. Scott brings the nation – which has seen a recent spike in police violence against unarmed African-American citizens – and the North Charleston community one step closer to justice. The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, (Inc.) applauds the grand jury’s decision and looks forward to the type of open and transparent criminal justice proceedings that we should all expect when an innocent life is so tragically taken.