In the Media

No justice, no peace: National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area chapter turns up the heat against police violence and racism

As huge crowds around the U.S. cried “Black lives matter” on Saturday, Dec. 13, thousands marched down San Francisco’s Market Street and rallied in Civic Center. Prominent in the mostly Black and Brown crowd were supporters of two of the most recent police murder victims in the city, O’Shaine Evans and Alex Nieto. – Photo: Adriana Camarena
The San Francisco Bay View
December 14, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an immediate end to police violence, the taking of Black lives and the terrorizing of Black communities. We are inspired by the determination and courage of the people of Ferguson, Black people across the United States, and solidarity protests. Their actions express the outrage so many people feel at the systematic use of police violence against Black and Brown, queer and transgender, immigrant and poor communities across the United States. In the face of such incredible injustice, we openly support this people’s rebellion.

PROTESTS SHUT DOWN DETROIT BANKRUPTCY FORUM, RUN RHODES, DUGGAN, SNYDER OUT; RACISM V. CITY CITED

DAREA and others at DIA fest for Judges Rhodes and Rosen, receiving the Dennis W. Archer award Nov. 19, 2015
VOICE OF DETROIT
December 11, 2015

Outside the event DAREA (Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association) and Moratorium Now protested and spoke the truth into the warm night air. The student group of the National Lawyers Guild had bitingly funny carnival games about the bankruptcy like “guess the quote” from Orr etc. as you walked into the building.

One Street in Minnesota Separates Radically Different Policing Strategies

takepart
December 14, 2015

When Minneapolis police shot and killed Jamar Clark on November 15, he was the 1,001st person and the 29th unarmed black man in the U.S. to die at the hands of police in 2015. Most of these deaths passed with barely any notice. A few became the focus of substantial protests and national media attention. Clark’s was one of those.

Preparing for a protest

Justice League NYC will be staging a protest tomorrow evening--marking one year since the non-indictment of the officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold. Last night the group held a training session on non-violent protest. Here, the protestors practice their tactics to prepare for the street. (Credit: Mark Chiusano )
AM New York
December 3, 2015
Tonight, Justice League NYC is leading a #ChokeholdOnTheCity action demanding justice for Eric Garner. But first they have to plan.

Make sure you have space on your phone to save photos and videos. Be prepared to get arrested. Give your name, birthday, and emergency contact information to two friends, so they can help the National Lawyers Guild get you out of jail. Write down the lawyer's number on your arm. Make sure you have photo ID.

JUDGE MICHAEL HATHAWAY SEIZES WATER PROTEST VERDICT FROM BLACK DETROIT JURY, HALTS TRIAL

VOICE OF DETROIT
December 2, 2015

DETROIT – Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hathaway today snatched a verdict on charges against water shut-offs protesters out of the hands of an all-Black jury in 36th District Court, halting the trial before District Court Judge Ruth Ann Garrett indefinitely. His ruling came in the wake of the Nov. 19 conviction of cop William Melendez by a majority-Black jury in Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court for nearly killing Black motorist Floyd Dent.

Texas universities bracing for concealed guns in campus buildings

Professor Joan Neuberger speaks during a public forum at the University of Texas campus about how to implement a new law allowing students with concealed-weapons permits to carry firearms into class and other campus buildings in Austin, Texas. The law takes effect in August 2016. (Eric Gay/AP)
Los Angeles Times (TNS)
November 10, 2015
HOUSTON — Texas lawmakers made carrying a concealed weapon in campus buildings legal as of next August, but opponents are already trying to forestall enforcement by creating gun-free zones.

The resistance comes as similar measures are being debated in Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Texas is among eight states that allow concealed carrying of weapons on public college campuses. The other states are Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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