Category Archive for: ‘News’

Rachel Lederman in the news as Standing Rock criminal cases wrap up

Rachel is quoted in a major AP piece on Water Protector Legal Collective. WPLC has just wrapped up almost 850 criminal cases stemming from the indigenous-led resistance to the Dakota Access oil pipeline at Standing Rock in 2016-2017. Regarding the ongoing civil rights lawsuit over law enforcement violence against the water protectors, “We are determined to press on for justice, no matter how long it takes,” said legal collective board member Rachel Lederman, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs.
The same article ran in the Washington Post, MN Star Tribune, ABC News, CBS News, US News, Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times, and local and regional news outlets across the country.
Another good article on this, in the Fargo-based High Plains Reader:

Press coverage of our lawsuit for police beating of SF City College student demonstrators

SF Gate, Huffington Post

Warning to Police at Ferguson Protests

New Orleans NLG member Bill Quigley cites some of our, and other NLG and NPAP members’ protest settlements as a warning to Ferguson law enforcement

Huffington Post article

Chronicle and KTVU coverage of Hashitaka police misconduct case

More info on the Hashitaka lawsuit:

Claim filed in Native American Heritage Night Case

On September 16, 2014, we filed a claim on behalf of April Negrette and Kimball Bighorse, Native Americans who were kicked out of the SF Giants’ Native American Heritage Night for speaking out against cultural appropriation, and brutalized by SFPD.

Read the NLG Press Release and watch the video here

Some of the press coverage:

NLG Press Release

KQED News Story

SF Weekly Article

CBS Local News Story


Bay Guardian on Pippenger-Philliou claims

Bay Guardian story on Pippenger-Philliou claims

CCSF newspaper’s coverage of our press conference

Read all about it here: CCSF paper coverage of our press conference

Students File Claim in CCSF SFPD Police Beating

Rachel Lederman is representing two San Francisco City College students who were brutalized and wrongfully arrested by CCSF police and SFPD.

Copwatching is not a crime!

New case filed: Copwatching is not a crime!

Chronicle story on the Olsen settlement

Chronicle story on the Olsen settlement

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