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We Are Not Lesser: An Urgent Call to End Over-Policing of Black Communities and Transform Public Safety in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | page

“We Are Not Lesser” An Urgent Call To End Over-Policing Of Black Communities And Transform Public Safety In Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma’s history of racial bias and violence against its Black residents reaches back to the 1921 Greenwood Massacre, which decimated the city’s thriving Black community of Greenwood and resulted in the killing of at […]

Protected: Tulsa, Oklahoma: Justice in Public Safety Project

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | page

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Civil Rights and Faith Leaders Send Tulsa Mayor and City Council Chair Letter Demanding Police Reforms

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | news

Related Case or Issue: Policing Reform Campaign   The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) today joined almost 50 Tulsa civil rights attorneys, religious leaders, members of law enforcement, elected officials and activists in sending a letter to Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and City Council Chair David Patrick calling for reforms to the Tulsa Police […]

LDF Calls For an End to Over-Policing of Black Communities and a Transformation of Public Safety in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Friday, May 7, 2021 | news

Today, less than one month before the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) released “We Are Not Lesser,” a report examining the pronounced disparities in Tulsa’s policing practices, including its arrests of Black youth, Black adults, and uses of force against Black Tulsans. “We Are Not […]

We Are Not Lesser: An Urgent Call to End Over-Policing in Black Communities and Transform Public Safety in Tulsa

Friday, May 7, 2021 | issue-report

“We Are Not Lesser” draws on official data and the testimony and accounts provided by Tulsa residents at multiple public convenings from June through September of 2019. The report calls for the city to remedy the Tulsa Police Department’s disparate enforcement practices against Black Tulsans and invest in services and programs that would reduce its […]

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Statement on Acquittal of Tulsa Police Officer for Death of Terence Crutcher

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | news

Read the PDF of our statement here.  NAACP Legal Defense Fund Statement on Acquittal of Tulsa Police Officer for Death of Terence Crutcher Today, a jury acquitted Tulsa Police Officer Betty Jo Shelby of first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting Terence Crutcher, an unarmed Black man, during a roadside encounter in 2016. NAACP Legal Defense and Educational […]

LDF Sends Letter to Tulsa City Council Ahead of Public Listening Session on Racial Disparities in Police Arrests

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | news

Ahead of the June 22nd Tulsa City Council public listening session on racial disparities in police arrests, use of force and hiring, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter to each of the nine city councilors asking them to take the following three critical steps as they examine and address […]

LDF Statement on Tulsa Indictment and Charlotte Video

Friday, September 23, 2016 | news

President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) Sherrilyn Ifill issued the following statement regarding the indictment of Officer Betty Shelby, who killed Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, and the release of the Scott family’s video footage of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte: “In the face of community anguish and the […]

LDF Files Open Records Request Concerning Tulsa Police Department

Friday, December 1, 2017 | news

Read a PDF of our statement here.  LDF Files Open Records Request Concerning Tulsa Police Department  The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) today filed an open records request to gather information on the Tulsa Police Department (TPD). The ACLU of Oklahoma joined LDF in this inquiry regarding all aspects of the TPD’s practices, […]

Protected: Justice In Public Safety Project

Monday, November 8, 2021 | page

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LDF Year in Review: 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | page

LDF Year in Review 2021 Political Participation⟶ Criminal Justice⟶ Economic Justice⟶ Education⟶ On the heels of a tumultuous year, 2021 brought its own set of changes, challenges, and triumphs. In a year that began with a violent insurrection at our nation’s capital, LDF remained undeterred in the fight to protect our democracy in the face […]

The Changing Landscape of Policing

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | page

After George Floyd The Changing Landscape of Policing Justice in Public Safety Project SYSTEMIC CHANGES TO PUBLIC SAFETY BY STATE AND CITY Police Accountability Bills By State and city Legislative Reforms to Strengthen Accountability, Reduce Reliance on Policing, and Invest in Black and Brown Communities Advocates, impacted families, and communities across the country rallied behind […]

LDF Remembers Terence Crutcher on the Third Anniversary of His Death

Monday, September 16, 2019 | news

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) remembers Terence Crutcher, a beloved father, son, and brother who was tragically killed by Tulsa Police Department Officer Betty Shelby.  Today marks one of the many heartbreaking anniversaries of African-American deaths due to unnecessary police violence. Three years ago, today, on September 16, 2016, Terence Crutcher […]

Protected: Ferguson, Missouri: Justice in Public Safety Project

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | page

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Protected: Baltimore, Maryland: Justice in Public Safety Project

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | page

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