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Oscar H. Blayton 

If we are to drag America into an era of justice, we must repair the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights president and CEO says, “Trump is far better at the art of distraction than understanding the powers — and limits — of the presidency."

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Bobbin Singh, Civil Rights Attorney is among those  

The list of new endorsements include National Black Lives Matter activist and Campaign Zero Founder Deray Mckesson, civil rights attorney Bobbin Singh and others.

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Brazen disregard for the lives and safety of Black women goes back over 400 years in U.S. history with the definition of Black women’s bodies as property at the complete disposal of white slave-owners

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Sarah Iannarone 

BIPOC, Queer, and other marginalized Portlanders will bear the brunt of these attacks simply because of their identity or the color of their skin.

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Not only was justice not served, the desultory and insufficient result we received today was also unacceptably slow in manifesting.

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Breonna Taylor 

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued a statement in response to the grand jury’s findings regarding the police who murdered Breonna Taylor

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A woman reacts to news in the Breonna Taylor shooting, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) 

Carl Takei, senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project, issued a statement about today's charges

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The organization's president and CEO releases a response to today’s announcement of only minor charges -- "wanton endangerment" -- for one of the Louisville police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor.

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Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University 

Mel Gurtov dedicates this column to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom he calls "a warrior for human rights, decency, and the rule of law"

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