Between Friday and Sunday, more than 170 non-violent protesters were arrested, and dozens documented incidents of civil and constitutional violations including excessive use of force and unlawful infringement on First Amendment rights. “Over the past few days, law enforcement in Baton Rouge have escalated every interaction with the public civilian population, creating a more dangerous environment for everyone,” says May T. Nguyen, Secretary of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
During this time of increased organizing and likely increased state repression, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) stands in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and your First Amendment right to dissent against state sanctioned violence.
CLEVELAND, OHIO ― This week, the Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (Ohio NLG) and the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP received over a dozen reports of door knocks at the homes of local activists and community members by law enforcement officials with the Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation's’ Cleveland Field Office, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department, and Cleveland Division of Police.
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On June 20, 2016, NLG Puerto Rico Subcommittee Co-Chair Jan Susler made the presentation to the United Nations Decolonization Committee on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild, and NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan presented on behaf of LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
Our 2016 Haywood Burns Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice recipients are starting their public interest placements! Support the next generation of peoples lawyers by donating now at www.nlg.org/donate/haywoodburns
The DC Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will host our annual reception on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mulebone. We will honor Michael Tigar and Eugene Puryear. Please join us for good food and great conversation as we celebrate the successes of the progressive legal movement!
Today, prisoners across Alabama have ended a 10-day strike that started May 1 (International Workers’ Day) to protest unpaid labor and horrendous conditions, already reporting retaliation by prison officials.
The NLG Foundation has offered a matching grant of up to $1,500 for all donations made this month. Support the TUPOCC travel stipend to help fund self-identified POC to the NLG #Law4thePeople Convention today and DOUBLE your gift's impact! www.bit.ly/TUPOCCstipends