LDF Condemns the Increasing Wave of Violence Against Peaceful Protesters and Demands Accountability

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Janai Nelson, the Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), issued the following statement regarding the death of Robert Forbes and the recent wave of violence against peaceful protesters around ...

North Carolina Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision on Racial Discrimination in Death Penalty Cases

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Yesterday, North Carolina’s Supreme Court issued a decision in State v. Burke, ruling that Rayford Burke, a Black man sentenced to death by an all-white jury, may challenge his death sentence under North Carolina’s Racial ...

LDF Statement on New York City’s Curfew and Police Enforcement Actions

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Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), issued the following statement regarding the imposition of an 8 p.m. curfew in New York City and related police enforcement conduct: ...

LDF Releases Policing Reform Demands to Federal Elected Officials, Governors, Mayors, and Police Chiefs

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) released demands for policing reform to federal elected officials, governors, mayors, and police chiefs. The recent killings of Black Americans, including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, ...

LDF Releases Demands to Governors, Mayors, and Police Chiefs for the Protection of Protesters

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) released a list of demands to governors, mayors, and police chiefs for the protection of protesters. The recent killings of Black Americans, including Ahmaud Arbery, ...

Civil Rights Coalition Sends Letters to U.S. Attorney General Asking for Investigations into Minneapolis and Louisville Police Departments

Yesterday, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined a coalition of civil rights organizations, organized by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, in sending letters to U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr ...

LDF, the Legal Aid Society Demand that Officers Stop Concealing Their Shield Numbers

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 Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and The Legal Aid Society (LAS) sent a letter to the New York City Law Department, demanding that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) ...

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