March 2022

What the Jury Didn’t Know at the Eric King Trial

By |2022-03-30T15:25:57-07:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On March 18, 2022, political prisoner Eric King was acquitted by a federal jury of twelve people in the U.S. District Court in Colorado. Eric was charged with assaulting a federal officer, a federal felony with a potential 20-year sentence, after he defended himself from an attack by a Bureau […]

KING VERDICT: Imprisoned Anti-racist Activist Eric King Acquitted of New Charges

By |2022-03-18T17:29:33-07:00March 18th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2022

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
Chava Shapiro, Engagement Specialist
(541) 687-9180
info@cldc.org

Imprisoned Anti-racist Activist Eric King Acquitted of New Charges

Denver, CO — On March 18th, a jury acquitted anti-racist and anti-fascist political prisoner Eric King on the count of “assaulting” a federal officer. CLDC is overjoyed […]

Eric King Trial Begins March 14th: Courtroom Support and Decorum

By |2022-03-09T08:08:44-08:00March 9th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

March 8, 2022

Dear friends and family of Eric King:

On behalf of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, thank you for your continued interest and support for our client Eric King who faces a federal felony assault on a correctional officer charge. Yesterday Eric’s legal team (Lauren Regan, Sandra Freeman, Sarah Alvarez) […]

February 2022

New Legal Resources For Line 3 Water Protectors

By |2022-02-03T11:52:56-08:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

New Legal Resources For Line 3 Water Protectors

The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) and the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) are excited to announce a new partnership to boost legal representation capacity for Water Protectors who were arrested while defending Anishinaabe lands, the upper Mississippi watershed, and our […]

November 2021

Judge Partially Grants CLDC Motion to Suppress Coerced Statement in Trial of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner, Eric King

By |2021-11-30T17:00:34-08:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2021

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180
info@cldc.org

Judge Partially Grants CLDC Motion to Suppress Coerced Statement in Trial of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner, Eric King

Denver, CO —Yesterday, Judge William J. Martínez, of the U.S. District Court in Colorado, ruled […]

September 2021

Police Tactics for Violently Repressing Mass Movements (trigger warning)

By |2021-09-30T12:21:07-07:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Fundraising, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heavy-handed police responses to protests in the United States (and around the world) are nothing new. While horrifically graphic videos and images of police brutality taken by everyday people are now circulated across the Internet in the blink of an eye, the institution of police departments in this country […]

August 2021

Springfield Police Engaged in Politically-Motivated Surveillance and Spying; CLDC Amends Lawsuit

By |2021-08-19T15:33:50-07:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2021

Contacts: Marianne Dugan or Lauren Regan, Senior Staff Attorneys
541-687-9490
info@cldc.org

Springfield Police Engaged in Politically-Motivated Surveillance and Spying; CLDC Amends Lawsuit

Lane County, Oregon – In light of new evidence, on August 19, 2021, the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) and Black Unity moved to amend their […]

July 2021

A Dispatch from FCI Englewood’s Segregated Housing Unit

By |2021-07-28T09:21:19-07:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

Today I was locked in a small windowless room with asbestos walls crumbling onto a filthy floor for over seven hours. I was allowed to leave only once to use the restroom. I was not permitted to have water, food, or access to my cellphone to let anyone know whether […]

June 2021

The Legacy of Police Massacres: Tulsa’s “Black Wall Street” and Philadelphia’s MOVE Organization

By |2021-06-01T16:16:59-07:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

100 years ago this week, on May 31 and June 1, 1921, mobs of white residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, from land and air. The white mob destroyed more than 35 square […]

May 2021

CLDC Files Civil Rights Suit On Behalf of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner Eric King

By |2021-05-25T15:08:27-07:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 25, 2021

 

Contact:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

CLDC Files Civil Rights Suit On Behalf of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner Eric King

Eugene, OR —Today, the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit under Bivens v. Six […]

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