FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kris Hermes, Mass Defense Coordinator email@example.com | 510-681-6361 More than 150 protesters arrested Monday, including at least nine NLG Legal Observers FERGUSON, MO—Police violently cracked down on activists yesterday after imposing a State of Emergency in St. Louis County in an effort to stifle protest commemorating the murder of Michael Brown one […]
NEW YORK—On Thursday, April 2, two days before the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Lawyers Guild (NLG) students and faculty will hold a day of action at law schools nationwide in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement against racist police violence and white supremacy. Despite strong, grassroots organizing […]
For immediate release: November 25, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FERGUSON, Mo. — The NLG joins the people of Ferguson in expressing disheartenment at the grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. The rampant impunity with which police murder […]
Police Arrested Three NLG Legal Observers Thursday FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator email@example.com 212-679-5100, ext. 15 At approximately 10:30 PM on August 21, St. Louis County Police arrested three National Lawyers Guild (NLG)-trained Legal Observers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo. protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager, […]
For immediate release: August 20, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 Max Suchan (currently in Ferguson, MO): 773-551-2353 At approximately 12:30 AM on August 20, St. Louis County Police arrested Max Suchan, a Legal Observer with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Suchan, a Chicago law student, traveled to Ferguson to document police misconduct […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator email@example.com 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NLG Members Offering Legal Support to Ferguson Protesters NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is on the ground providing legal support to Ferguson, Missouri residents protesting in the wake of last week’s fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown […]
Punishing Protest: Government Tactics that Suppress Free Speech (2007) is report from the Guild’s then-executive director Heidi Boghosian examining a hierarchy of government threats to the exercise of political speech. Read the report below or download the PDF. Download the PDF file .