Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee

February 9, 2016

The Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee will meet in the East Bay on Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. at Tamarindo Antojeria, 468 - 8th St., Oakland (between Broadway and Washington), very close to the 12th St. BART stop. We will discuss 4 proposed resolutions for the State Bar Conference of Delegates, and welcome others. The 4 proposed are (1) end solitary confinement; (2) ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; (3) law study without law school (and crushing debts); and, (4) marijuana legalization and regulation.

NLG Lawyers Fight to Overturn Occupy Conviction in Case Demonstrating the Limits of Police Body Cameras

On November 2, 2011, Occupy Oakland supporters called for a General Strike and Day of Action in response to OPD’s disastrous militarized assault on demonstrators on October 25, when veteran Scott Olsen was nearly killed by an OPD officer and many others were injured. On November 2, thousands of people marched to, and shut down, the Port of Oakland. Later that night, when demonstrators occupied an abandoned building, scores of police responded with dangerous Specialty Impact Munitions and explosive teargas grenades. Before the night was over, another veteran lost his spleen to a baton-wielding officer; Scott Campbell was shot in the groin while he was peacefully filming the police line; a seminary student was bombed with CS Blast grenades, sustaining a permanent auditory injury; and legal observers, medics and a journalist were arrested when they took shelter in an alcove to escape the barrage of munitions and teargas.

Police and Prisons Meeting

April 14, 2016

The next gathering of our Committee on Police & Prisons will be:

Thursday, April 14th, 6:30 p.m., 1201 MLK Jr. Way, Suite #200 in Oakland.

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons exists to challenge oppressive practices, policies and laws of law enforcement, prisons and jails used against communities of color, prisoners, and others. It does so by supporting community activists and building member capacity to support and be a part of movements for human rights and civil liberties. It's priorities include:

Police and Prisons Meeting

March 14, 2016

The next gathering of our Committee on Police & Prisons will be:

Thursday, March 14th, 6:30 p.m., location TBA.

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons exists to challenge oppressive practices, policies and laws of law enforcement, prisons and jails used against communities of color, prisoners, and others. It does so by supporting community activists and building member capacity to support and be a part of movements for human rights and civil liberties. It's priorities include:

Police and Prisons Committee Meeting

February 11, 2016

The next gathering of our Committee on Police & Prisons will be:

Thursday February 11th, 6:30 p.m., 1201 MLK at 12th. Accessible building.

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons exists to challenge oppressive practices, policies and laws of law enforcement, prisons and jails used against communities of color, prisoners, and others. It does so by supporting community activists and building member capacity to support and be a part of movements for human rights and civil liberties. It's priorities include:

NLGSF Urges City Leaders to Address Racist Policing, Lack of Accountability for SFPD

Tasers a Flawed, and Potentially Dangerous, Response to Recent Killings

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) condemns the killing of Mario Woods by San Francisco police and opposes Chief Suhr's proposal to provide officers with tasers as a supposed solution to deadly police shootings. Instead, city leaders must prioritize the use of non-weaponized crisis intervention teams, stepped-up police accountability mechanisms, and aggressive solutions to the displacement of working-class communities of color.

Lawyering for the People: Kevin Cooper, the Death Penalty and Mass Incarceration

On November 6th, 2015, the San Francisco and Hastings Chapters of the NLG organized a panel, “Lawyering for the People: Kevin Cooper, the Death Penalty and Mass Incarceration."

Mr. Cooper is an innocent man on death row in San Quentin, who was framed for the murder of a family of four in Chino Hills, San Bernardino in 1983. He called in to the panel from San Quentin and made the following statement.

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