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Thursday, May 14
11 AM to 12:30 PM
COVID-19: Implications of the Pandemic within the Criminal Justice System
An interactive, roundtable webinar presented by NC CRED
The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC CRED) is calling on the North Carolina Supreme Court to remove the life-sized portrait of former Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin inside its courtroom as well as the statue of him outside the entrance to NC Court of Appeals.
ACLU, OTHER GROUPS URGE GOVERNOR COOPER TO PROTECT INCARCERATED PEOPLE & STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
The ACLU of North Carolina, Disability Rights North Carolina, Emancipate NC, Forward Justice, and the National Juvenile Justice Network filed a lawsuit on April 8 seeking emergency action to prevent the deadly spread of COVID-19 in the state’s prisons by reducing the...
NC CRED co-founder and Board Chair, James Williams, received the prestigious James McNeill Smith Jr. Award today at the North Carolina Bar Association. The award recognizes Mr. Williams for his tireless work in the promotion of constitutional rights and the rule of...
Effective Dec. 1, 2019, 16 and 17 year old individuals who commit crimes in North Carolina are no longer automatically charged in the adult criminal justice system. NC CRED has been committed to addressing the harm caused by the disproportionate number of young people...
A statement on the formation of the Advisory Commission on Portraits by the by the NC Supreme Court:
“As a recent op-ed revealed in the News & Observer this week, the over-sized portrait of Thomas Ruffin, a 19th century NC Supreme Court Justice who strongly espoused pro-slavery views both on and off the bench, and was a notoriously brutal slave-owner himself,...