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 …

St. Louis Workers Education Society Open House

The WES generously allowed NLG-STL to use its space as a hub for our Legal Observers following the grand jury… Posted by National Lawyers Guild – St. Louis Chapter on Saturday, February 21, 2015

Petition to Investigate Prosecutor

Activists Petition Circuit Court to Investigate and Remove Prosecuting Attorney in Darren Wilson Grand Jury   ST. LOUIS, MO — Following damning revelations from the grand jury investigation of former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown, a group of St. Louisans are asking a judge to appoint a special prosecutor that could oust Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch from office. Activists contend that McCulloch acted in bad faith during the proceedings and never intended to prosecute Darren Wilson. Key aspects of the process have raised serious concerns across the country and in the press. …

Federal Court Restricts Use of Tear Gas

This was achievable only due to the conjunction of attorneys and information provided by Legal Observers. Posted by National Lawyers Guild – St. Louis Chapter on Thursday, December 11, 2014

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings from NLG Legal Observers in Ferguson Posted by National Lawyers Guild – St. Louis Chapter on Sunday, November 30, 2014