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Community Statement on the Killing of Hakim Littleton

Community Demands Independent Investigation into Police Killing of Hakim Littleton, End to Excessive Force (DETROIT, MI) – ACLU of Michigan, Black Legacy Coalition, Detroit and Michigan Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Detroit Council of Elders, Detroit Justice Center, East Michigan Environmental Action Coalition, Hush House Black Community Museum, [...]


NDS Featured in Detroit Free Press

NDS was featured in Detroit Free Press in an article by Angie Jackson covering NDS Detroit's new Community Intake Practice, which launched Juneteenth 2020.  "I think it’s so important that we try to do everything we can as public defenders to try to fight against the racial disparities that [...]


As Contact Tracing is Rolled Out Across NY, Advocates Raise the Alarm About the Weaponization of Intimate Health Information By Police and ICE

Contact: Katie Schaffer, Center for Community Alternatives, Sam McCann, Neighborhood Defender Service, At Press Conference, Civil Rights Groups, Health Advocates and Public Defenders Urge Passage of Bill Protecting Confidentiality of Contact Tracing Data NEW YORK—Today, local and national civil rights groups, public health officials and [...]


America on Fire

Dear Partners and Supporters, The murder of George Floyd was unconscionable. So were the murders of Breonna Taylor, of Tony McDade, of Ahmaud Arbery, of Trayvon Martin, of Sandra Bland, of Philando Castile, of Kalief Browder, of Eric Garner and of Malice Green. So were the murders of thousands [...]


Joint NYC Defender Statement On Efforts to Circumvent Law and Detain Protestors

Daniel Ball, Brooklyn Defender Services, Ryan Karerat, The Bronx Defenders, Redmond Haskins, The Legal Aid Society, Sam McCann, The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Hettie Powell, Queens Defenders, Lupe Todd-Medina, New York County Defender Services, (NEW YORK, NY) – Brooklyn Defender [...]


Joint Wayne County Defense Community Standing with Protectors of Black Lives

Sam McCann, Neighborhood Defender Service, (703) 867-1972, ( Lillian Diallo, Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association,  (313) 719-8899 Casey Rocheteau, Detroit Justice Center, (313) 499-0826, ( Desiree M. Ferguson, National Conference of Black Lawyers, (313) 319-8259, ( Cait De Mott Grady, National Lawyers Guild Michigan,  (607) 216-2043 (  [...]


Joint NYC Defender Statement On NYPD Brutality

Brooklyn Defender Services, The Bronx Defenders, The Legal Aid Society, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Queens Defenders, and New York County Defender Services issued the following statement on New York City Police Department (NYPD) brutality