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Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the Department of Justice would be investigating the entire Ferguson police department for civil rights violations. LDF's Janai Nelson discussed this investigation on the Melissa Harris-Perry show along with Marquez Claxton, Rev. Paul Raushenbush, and Phillip Atiba Goff.
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Newly Discovered 1033 Military Surplus Records Show School Districts Around the Country are Receiving Advanced Military Equipment9/15/14Related Case or Issue:
Education and Civil Rights Groups Call for an
End to Militarization of K-12 School Police
Documents Reveal Thousands of Detroit Residents Were Blindsided with Over $115 Million in Retroactive Sewage Bills Due to DWSD System Errors9/11/14Related Case or Issue:
LDF Urges Senate Committee to Curb Militarization of State and Local Police and Impose Structural Reforms to Ensure Police Accountability9/09/14
In testimony submitted today to a Senate committee reviewing militarization of state and local law enforcement, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) called for structural reforms to ensure police accountability and the demilitarization of local law enforcement, including in America’s public schools. The presence of military-style weapons in K-12 public schools, LDF said, poses “significant danger” to students of color who are already the most vulnerable to overly punitive discipline.