Support the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

The outrage which arose from Ferguson made its way to the streets of hundreds of cities throughout the country in recent weeks and the most consistent presence in support of those who protested that decision was the National Lawyers Guild – from our Green Hatted Observers to our legal representation in the courts and jails.

Now is the time to support not only that work but our 77 year history of being the legal voice for dissidents in support of justice and equality.

Legal Support for Demonstrations: What You Need to Know

Ever seen the number 415 285-1011 written on people’s arms? That’s us, the National Lawyers Guild and Free the People Legal Collective! We’re here to provide legal support. We want to make sure that everyone knows what that means. Also, we want everyone to know that just like you, many of us have jobs, school, and other commitments, and while we’d love to be ready to support you at the drop of a hat, we can’t always do that! Please read this statement and share it with your fellow activists so that we can be there for as many people as possible.

Here’s what we will try to do:

Bay Area National Lawyers Guild Supports Ongoing Racial Justice Protests, Decries Lack of Police Accountability

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLGSF) supports the right of people to take to the streets in protest of structural racism and the killing of black people. To that end, the NLGSF is organizing criminal defense for more than 350 people who have been arrested in the past 15 consecutive days of anti-police violence demonstrations. In conjunction with an activist legal support collective, the NLG has maintained a legal hotline since the protests began (415-285-1011), has been sending legal observers to demonstrations,​ and has been dispatching NLG volunteer attorneys to defend arrestees in court and obtain their release from jail.

The NLGSF calls on the San Francisco and Alameda County District Attorneys to drop all charges against people arrested ​standing up against police racism and violence.

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