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Donald Trump set to lift ban on military gear for police

The US president’s predecessor Barack Obama had restricted police access to military hardware after the 2014 Ferguson riots. The move banned gear such as grenade launchers, high caliber weapons and armored vehicles. 640 more words

BHM 2017 - Day 3: The NAACP Legal Defense Fund - Beyond Brown

Yesterday I wrote about the LDF’s “equalization policy”. The sweeping efforts of this organization are probably under-reported. The LDF was instrumental in critical lower court cases like getting MLK out of jail, or getting clemency for sit-in demonstrators.  972 more words

'Thurgood's Coming.'

Alice Stovall, Thurgood Marshall’s secretary at the NAACP, recalled the effect Marshall had on blacks when he showed up at courthouses in small Southern towns. “They came in their jalopy cars and their overalls,” she recounted.

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