Legal Observer Training at ACLU

December 15, 2016

Become a certified, NLG legal observer!

Legal Observer Training

Thursday December 15 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the ACLU - 39 Drumm St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Legal observers monitor law enforcement at protests, demonstrations, and other political actions involving free speech and/or civil disobedience. Legal observers have collected evidence that has ultimately been helpful to activists facing false charges in criminal court or to activists suing police departments.

Legal Observer Training at Ryse

December 13, 2016

Become a certified, NLG legal observer!

Legal Observer Training

Tuesday, December 13 at 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Ryse - 205 41st Street Richmond, CA 94805

Legal observers monitor law enforcement at protests, demonstrations, and other political actions involving free speech and/or civil disobedience. Legal observers have collected evidence that has ultimately been helpful to activists facing false charges in criminal court or to activists suing police departments.

Legal Observer Training at Double Union

December 11, 2016

Become a certified, NLG legal observer!

Legal Observer Training

Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Double Union - 1250 Missouri St. #111 in SF

Legal observers monitor law enforcement at protests, demonstrations, and other political actions involving free speech and/or civil disobedience. Legal observers have collected evidence that has ultimately been helpful to activists facing false charges in criminal court or to activists suing police departments.

Legal Observer Training at Omni Commons

December 4, 2016

Become a certified, NLG legal observer!

Legal Observer Training

Sunday, December 4 at 11 am - 1 pm at the Omni - 4799 Shattuck Ave. Oakland, CA

Legal observers monitor law enforcement at protests, demonstrations, and other political actions involving free speech and/or civil disobedience. Legal observers have collected evidence that has ultimately been helpful to activists facing false charges in criminal court or to activists suing police departments.

National Lawyers Guild Calls Out Oakland Police Department for Brutal Treatment of Protesters

NLGSF - IndyBay

Oakland, CA - Following the announcement of the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, thousands of people poured into the streets all over the Bay Area and specifically Oakland in protest. In response, the Oakland Police Department brutally attacked, threatened and harmed both protesters and National Lawyers Guild Legal Observers in an attempt to quell dissent.

KPFA National Lawyers Guild Press Conference on Police Brutality Podcast

Reuben Safire - KPFA

Representatives from the San Francisco Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild held a press conference today focused on allegations of police brutality witnessed at Anti-Trump protests last week. Legal observers say police tried to block them as they witnessed officers firing tear gas into crowds of protesters, and violently arresting people.

KPFA's Reuben Safire has the story...

Lawyers Guild Decries Oakland Police's 'Brutal' Tactics Against Trump Protesters

Darwin BondGraham - East Bay Express

Legal observers who shadowed anti-Trump protesters in the days after the election claim that the Oakland police used “brutal” methods to “suppress” political dissent.

“We saw the use of tear gas and concussion grenades being shot in a manner that was indiscriminate into crowds that contained children, handicapped people, and elders,” said Carey Lamprecht, the co-chair National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter, at a press conference this morning in Oakland.

Legal Observer Training

November 18, 2016

Legal Observers work to insure that protesters' right to express their political views are not violated by law enforcement. They do not participate in protests or actions, instead documenting law enforcements' interactions with protesters. We need LOs now more than ever.

Get trained by civil rights attorney EmilyRose Johns, connect with other students and legal observers, and learn how you can put your legal knowledge to work to protect freedom of assembly and expression.

NLGSF STANDS AGAINST FASCISM

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild firmly stands against the fascism of President-Elect Trump. His calls to jail protesters, deport immigrants, attack Black people, ban Muslims and his boasting of sexual assaults on women reflect all the hallmarks of fascism -- autocracy that destroys its opposition, controls marginalized communities through violence, and organizes power and wealth for the elite. Since he was elected Tuesday night, countless immigrants and Muslims have been attacked by vigilantes across the country.

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