Sherrilyn Ifill joins a panel discussion on CNN's State of the Union with remarks on the impending grand jury decision.
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:
(New York, NY)--Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's executive order declaring an official state of emergency in the state of Missouri and activating the National Guard is not only heavy-handed and inflammatory, but also another example of this administration’s oppressive tactics against peaceful protests.
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) condemns the tragic killing of Akai Gurley, a 28-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by police in the stairwell of his girlfriend’s public housing residence in Brooklyn last night. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton have publicly acknowledged that the shooting was unprovoked and that Mr. Gurley was a “total innocent,” as he was merely walking down the stairs with his girlfriend when he was killed.