Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Ask for Investigation into NYPD’s Social Distancing Enforcement Practices to Include Curfew Enforcement

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Today, the attorneys behind two class action lawsuits that challenged the New York City Police Department (NYPD)’s stop-and-frisk and trespass enforcement practices as racially discriminatory and unconstitutional filed a supplemental submission, asking for an investigation ...

Watch: Civil Rights Leaders Call For National Day Of Mourning; Demand Federal Action To Reform Police

  The leaders of this virtual press conference and their organizations are: Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for ...

Diverse Coalition Sends Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging Swift Action in Response to Police Killings

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined 385 other organizations, assembled by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, in sending a letter to congressional leadership requesting swift and decisive action in ...

Civil Rights Leaders Call for National Day of Mourning; Demand Federal Action to Reform Police

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NEW YORK — The leaders of the nation’s leading civil rights and racial justice organizations have issued a joint statement in response to the unrest ravaging America’s cities. These leaders and their organizations are: Melanie ...

LDF Statement on Arrest of Former Minneapolis Police Officer Who Killed George Floyd

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Today, former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed driving his knee into George Floyd’s neck until he died, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. NAACP Legal Defense and ...

LDF Statement on the Arrest of CNN’s Omar Jimenez

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Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) issued the following statement regarding the arrest of CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his crew this morning in Minneapolis: “The ...

LDF Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Targeting Social Media Platforms

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Lisa Cylar Barrett, Director of Policy at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order targeting social media by limiting their protections from legal liability: ...

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