Instant Insights / A National Conversation on Racism: the Legal Profession's Role in Driving Equality
The tragedy of George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer has spurred a renewed conversation about who we are as a country. In the legal sphere, we are seeing members of the community come together and look inward, asking what they can do to better confront racism and inequality. At ALM, our reporters and editors have interviewed diverse law firm leaders, general counsel and law deans, as well as allies, about where the blindspots are and where we go from here. A collection of some of that coverage, along with photography from the protests and spot news, is below.
'This Has to Stop': US Appeals Court Revives Claims Against Police in Shooting Death
"Although we recognize that our police officers are often asked to make split-second decisions, we expect them to do so with respect for the dignity and worth of black lives," Judge Henry Floyd of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit wrote for Tuesday's unanimous panel.
In a case about five police officers who shot a homeless black man 22 times as he was motionless on the ground, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday, echoing recent national protests, intoned: “This has to stop.”
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