NEW YORK -- In light of the Department of Justice’s recent scathing report on law enforcement practices in Ferguson, MO, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the NLG, and the NLG Anti-Racism Committee (ARC), join communities impacted by police violence to condemn the actions of the Ferguson Police Department and call for increased oversight and accountability for law enforcement systems nationwide.
In this issue:
#BlackLivesMatter: NLG stands in solidarity with movement against racist police violence (p. 8-12)
St. Louis NLG files lawsuit to oust Ferguson prosecutor (p. 9)
NLG-Mass. galvanizes legal community for state-wide #BlackLivesMatter day of action (p. 11)
The Guild supports Walmart employees’ fight for a living wage (p. 5)
National Office launches first-of-its-kind Radical Law Student Manual (p. 14)
Meet the 2015 NLG Haywood Burns Fellows (p. 15)
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.
The legal community has publicly stepped up to provide direct support to protesters against police violence, and has recently begun to take direct action in the streets as an expression of solidarity.
- NLG coordinates legal support efforts for protesters in Ferguson, MO and elsewhere
- NLG files lawsuit against water shut-offs in Detroit
- Elections and voting results
- 2014 Law for the People round-up
- NLG Students in action
Recently, the NLG rapidly increased their capacity to provide legal support in Ferguson, marshaling teams of lawyers, legal workers and law students, and is preparing for the continued need for volunteers and resources.
The people of Ferguson, MO and all of us interested in social justice are anxiously anticipating a grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. The NLG calls on all lawyers, legal workers, and law students of conscience in anticipation of major protests in Ferguson.