Category Archives: Police Accountability

Yesterday, we got an award! Today, we’re back in the trenches.

Yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Award for Diversity and Inclusion.     This award recognizes the importance of our life-changing and law-changing work. We foster equal opportunity and fight discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action,

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We’re Taking Action in Response to ICE Raids in Sanctuary Cities

Lawyers’ Committee Takes Action in Response to ICE Raids in Sanctuary Cities   Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice took immediate action in response to ICE raids targeting immigrants in Massachusetts. The federal government is explicitly retaliating against Massachusetts because our Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled in Lunn v. Commonwealth that state

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Standing Against Police Bias & Profiling: Amicus Brief to the Supreme Judicial Court

Standing Against Police Bias and Profiling  Boston, MA – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief in Massachusetts’ highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court, on behalf of more than a dozen prominent racial justice, immigrants’ rights, and LGBTQ organizations in a high-profile matter concerning police bias and

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Anti-Immigrant Messages in Somerville, MA

Statement in Response to Anti-Immigrant Messages in Somerville, MA In Somerville, MA, virulently anti-immigrant messages threatened students with deportation this week. These racist messages foster a climate of fear that interferes with students’ social and academic progress. The messages push already vulnerable families and children deeper into the shadows. We condemn messages of racism and hate. We

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Investigation of Springfield Officer Conrad Lariviere’s Facebook Post

Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice urged the City of Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Springfield Police Department to address serious concerns surrounding the Facebook comments made by Springfield Police Officer Conrad Lariviere in connection with the racial violence that recently erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia. In response to an article describing the Charlottesville rally

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