On Monday night, a St. Louis County grand jury announced its decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The decision renewed outpourings of grief and demands for justice across the nation.
At the Law School, the Black Allied Law Students Association (BALSA) released a statement in support of Michael Brown's family and denouncing the non-indictment decision. They invited community members to a forum at the Law School and to a public protest in Union Square on Tuesday night.
“The work of creating a system of law enforcement and criminal justice that values and respects the lives of all citizens must start in earnest now,” their statement read.
BALSA has since been joined by various NYU Law student organizations and a center in denouncing systemic violence against minorities and calling for justice and reform.
Read their messages below:
- The Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights
- Black Allied Law Students Association (BALSA)
- Coalition on Law & Representation (CoLR)
- Latino/a Law Student Association (LaLSA)
- Law Students for Human Rights (LSHR)
- Law Students for Justice in Palestine (LSJP)
- National Lawyers Guild (NYU Law chapter)
- NYU Law Immigrant Rights Project
- South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)
- Women of Color Collective (WoCC)
Posted November 26, 2014