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9 Dec 2022, 10:00 pm
And it wasn’t until some 40 years later, when another jury service letter from the state -- around the same time as the Black Lives Matter protests, and George Floyd’s murder – that Carol reflected on her earlier experience, and how she now believes a grave mistake was made.Carol began to research information on Burton and discovered that he had been sentenced to prison for his purported role in the murder of a white police officer in Philadelphia in 1970 – in a case… [read post]
8 Dec 2022, 7:01 am by Reference Staff
”Through the use of case studies he is intimately familiar with (he worked as an expert in all of the cases covered in the book, including the Michael Brown and George Floyd cases), Harmening explores the typical defenses, tactics, and pseudoscientific rules and theories law enforcement use to shield themselves from responsibility after using deadly force, as well as the pitfalls they fall into when trying to apprehend suspects. [read post]
8 Dec 2022, 5:48 am by Eugene Volokh
" The email described the webinar, titled "The Talk: A Necessary Conversation on Privilege and Race with Our Children," as including topics such as the "transitional model of change," the "spectrum of racism," the "Phenomenon of the George Floyd case" and "interventions to help become a powerful ally. [read post]
7 Dec 2022, 9:25 am by Taylor Johnson
Court of Appeals Judge Floyd Gibson and staff attorney and later director of litigation for the Indianapolis Legal Services Organization and continuing throughout nearly 50 years of pro bono civil rights work for the NAACP. [read post]
6 Dec 2022, 9:53 am by Susan Schneider
We are sorry to report the passing of one of our alumni, Charles Floyd (Charlie) Smith. [read post]
6 Dec 2022, 5:47 am by Eugene Volokh
Hening also points to evidence showing that, in the late summer of 2020, the Virginia Tech women's soccer team, like many organizations and groups, was divided over whether and how to publicly support various social-justice initiatives (including BLM) in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd. [read post]
The post City of Minneapolis to pay $50,000 each to 12 protestors injured by police during George Floyd protests appeared first on JURIST - News. [read post]
30 Nov 2022, 10:00 pm
In mid-November, the Appellate Division, First Department, ordered the disbarment of two lawyers who were arrested during protests over George Floyd’s death.Urooj Rahman, (formerly with Bronx Legal Services), and Colingford King Mattis, (previously with Pyror Cashman LLP), set a police car on fire using an explosive device known as a “Molotov Cocktail. [read post]
23 Nov 2022, 3:08 pm by David A. Black
After spending more than 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, Floyd Bledsoe decided to sue police officers and others who he says were responsible for the now-admitted miscarriage of justice. [read post]
23 Nov 2022, 10:36 am by Naureen Shah
In July, the Trump administration had sent DHS personnel to racial justice protests across the country — as we collectively reckoned with the killing of George Floyd and our nation’s history of police brutality and racism. [read post]
22 Nov 2022, 6:31 am
With increased attention on systemic racism in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd (on May 25, 2020) and the widespread Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, growing number of stakeholders recognize racial diversity on corporate boards (or rather lack thereof). [read post]
22 Nov 2022, 6:31 am
With increased attention on systemic racism in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd (on May 25, 2020) and the widespread Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, growing number of stakeholders recognize racial diversity on corporate boards (or rather lack thereof). [read post]
21 Nov 2022, 9:30 am
Three months later, the FBI shot Pretty Boy Floyd to death. [read post]
17 Nov 2022, 11:37 am by John Floyd
The nation has paid more attention to all aspects of police misconduct since the 2020 public murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police (here, here, and here). [read post]
15 Nov 2022, 12:50 pm by Legal Profession Prof
Criminal convictions for violence in the wake of the death of George Floyd drew automatic disbarment by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department On June 2, 2022, respondent entered a guilty plea to a superseding federal... [read post]
12 Nov 2022, 8:49 am
Said Bryce Turner, 27, a member of a Facebook group that tracks down stolen bikes in Burlington, Vermont, where the police force was reduced by 30% after a ballot measure influenced by the George Floyd incident.Turner is quoted in "The Bike Thieves of Burlington, Vermont/A hunt for stolen goods has put citizens and business owners in the center of a debate about policing and a growing, sometimes violent, problem with crime" (NYT).Mr. [read post]
10 Nov 2022, 10:51 am by Kevin Purdy
The lawsuit (PDF) was filed Wednesday in federal court in Seattle by law firm Hagens Berman on behalf of Steven Floyd. [read post]
10 Nov 2022, 5:12 am by Asha Rangappa
The FBI had latitude to monitor social media in order to conduct threat assessments and to use evidence of planning and coordination of violence on social media to open a predicated investigation (which happened with at least four people later charged under an anti-riot statute in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd). [read post]
9 Nov 2022, 10:22 am by INFORRM
The injunction was approved as part of a settlement between journalists who were attacked and injured by MSP while covering Black Lives Matter protests over the killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright. [read post]