“No Justice, No Peace” is a new report issued by the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, the Centro Community Service Organization, and the Check the Sheriff Coalition that details the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s targeted harassment of grieving families, whose loved […]
at Echo Park Lake
Last night, more than 200 people gathered in Echo Park to exercise their First Amendment Rights to protest the Los Angeles Police Department’s (“LAPD”) massive sweep of the houseless encampment community at Echo Park Lake. They were met by several hundred LAPD officers in riot gear who proceeded to brutalize, kettle, and detain not only protestors, but also NLG-LA’s Legal Observers, and journalists documenting the protest . . .
On June 26, 2020, over two dozen protestors marching in Beverly Hills in support of Black lives and to protest the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were arrested by the Beverly Hills Police Department (“BHPD”) and held overnight, and for nearly a full additional day, in custody. When they were finally released, […]
Civil Rights Attorneys, Public Defenders, Social Justice Organizers, Religious Leaders, Movement Partners, and Directly Impacted Communities Strongly Support Mr. Gascón’s New Policy Directives On November 3, 2020, Los Angeles voters elected George Gascón as the new District Attorney (DA) by a clear majority and, in doing so, delivered a powerful mandate to shift from the […]
The National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles (“NLG-LA”) denounces the brutal force used by the California Highway Patrol (“CHP”) to evict homeless families who had taken shelter on Thanksgiving eve in homes owned by the State of California that have been sitting vacant for decades. After the organization known as Reclaim and Rebuild Our Community […]
New federal class action lawsuit by BLM, LA-CAN, and NLG-LA against LAPD re excessive force & civil rights violations of George Floyd Solidarity protesters injured by rubber bullets, kept detained many hours.
Working with community partners—including Youth Justice Coalition, Ground Game LA, ACLU of Southern California, as well as criminal defense attorneys—NLG-LA trains court watchers and brings them into criminal courts throughout Los Angeles to observe and report about proceedings.