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Oscar Lopez Rivera To Be Freed After 35 Years in U.S. Prison!

We are thrilled to announce that today President Obama made the wise and just decision to grant unconditional executive clemency to Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who served 35 years in U.S. prison.    Heeding the will of more »

Johnnie Lee Savory, Wrongfully Convicted at the Age of 14, Files Damages Lawsuit

Attorneys for Johnnie Lee Savory, who, at the age of 14, was wrongfully convicted of a double murder that he did not commit, have today filed a civil rights damages suit against the City of Peoria and numerous Peoria police more »

Updated Complaint in Suit Against CPD Officer with History of Racist Abuse

People’s Law Office Files Updated Complaint Against “Repeater Beater” December 22, 2016 Yesterday, the People’s Law Office filed an amended complaint on behalf of our client Kendall McClennon. Mr. McClennon was physically brutalized, tased and subjected to racist verbal abuse more »

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: 47 Years Later

Photograph of the funeral of Fred Hampton, which was attended by over 5,000 people mourning his killing by members of the Chicago Police Department. (Photo: Paul Sequeira) On this very day, as the Army Corps of Engineers and police forces from more »

Dispatch From Little Rock: A Local Win in the Ongoing Fight Against Police Violence

Spencer Ellison, whose unarmed father was shot to death by police officers in his own home, addresses attendees at the City of Little Rock’s dedication of a public bench in memory of his father on November 4, 2016. Ellison and more »
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