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UDC Law Students Organize the National Assn. Against Police Brutality

Wednesday, December 10, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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This August, the incoming class of law students at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law started school just a few days after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Wanting to do more than mourn, in the ensuing weeks, they organized the National Association Against Police Brutality (NAAPB.) Their plan is to work with organizations and individuals across the nation to build for a major march in Washington, DC in spring 2015.  

One of the lead organizers of the NAAPB is first year law student Jonathan Newton, a 42 year old African American former police public information and beat officer in Georgia.    Based on his own experience and discussion among students, staff and faculty, Newton has developed a set of policy prescriptions that call for new laws on how police violence is investigated.  The three page "Concept Paper" for the organization can be found at  

Newton has set up a fundraising page on the Go Fund Me platform at HERE to defray the costs of incorporation, website, etc.  The NAAPB is actively seeking allied organizations, advisers and Board members.  If you support their work, you may also want to "Like" them on Facebook HERE.


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