With Atlanta and cities around the country erupting in violent demonstrations over the killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, attorneys representing their families have outlined what they see as a national way forward toward justice for all.
Federal legislation to create a uniform process of holding police accountable for deadly force—not just by termination, but with criminal prosecution, and United Nations representation for human rights and economic sanctions—are all part of a plan these lawyers are putting forward: L. Chris Stewart of Atlanta, S. Lee Merritt of Philadelphia, and Ben Crump of Tallahassee.
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