Overhaul of U.S. Law Enforcement Demanded

Following Ferguson DOJ Report, NLG’s Anti-Racism Committee and TUPOCC Demand Immediate Overhaul of Racist Law Enforcement Systems in the U.S. Contact: Tasha Moro NLG Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100, ext. 15 communications@nlg.org 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. Furthermore, the …

PLEA for Justice

PLEA for Justice is a new non-profit to protect and promote civil and human rights by suing on incidents of police… Posted by National Lawyers Guild – St. Louis Chapter on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Justice Department Finds Pattern of Civil Rights Violations by Ferguson Police

On March 4, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice released the long-awaited report of its investigation of the Ferguson Police Department for potential civil rights violations.  At a press conference announcing the release of the report, Attorney General William Holder confirmed what Ferguson residents and protestors already knew: Our investigation showed that Ferguson police officers routinely violate the Fourth Amendment in stopping people without reasonable suspicion, arresting them without probable cause, and using unreasonable force against them.  According to the Police Department’s own records, its officers frequently infringe on residents’ First Amendment rights.  They interfere with the right to record …