July 2016

Author:
Columbia Legal Services

In the spirit of community justice, and in our capacity as lawyers who aspire to serve justice and eliminate racialized poverty, Columbia Legal Services shares in the mourning and deep sorrow over the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Their deaths and the fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas, cannot be deaths in vain. 

We have reached a point where the experience of justice by the Black community and people of color, is so fundamentally, fatally incongruent with the history and promise of equal justice under the law, that we as stewards of the justice system... More