By Roger Caldwell The NBC-LEO is the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, which was started in 1970 to represent the interest of African American elected officials. Their mission is to ensure that policy and programs reflect African American concerns and benefit our community. The organization works with its members to inform them on African American issues, and devise ways to confront and address community objectives through legislation and direct action.
by Attorney Natalie Jackson The filing of charges against Noel Carter should be our last straw! It is time for the current elected officials to prove to the people who elected them that 'BlackLlivesMatter' to them…if they can't do that then we need to vote them out of office.
by Pastor Joe Flores The unexpected often happens in our lives to reveal the depth of our real character, the person who we really are, our truest self. In a court of law there is a rule concerning "hearsay". It is referred to as the hearsay rule of law. The hearsay rule of law says that "hearsay" is not accepted or allowed as evidence in a court of law. You've probably heard a lawyer on some TV show object to some statement that is made in the court on the basis of it being "hearsay". The hearsay rule is a commonly known fact even by the average legal laymen.
What you may not know is that there is an exception to the hearsay rule. The exception to the hearsay rule in a court of law is called the "excited utterance" exception.
by Attorney Jerry Girley Recently, I travelled the deep south on a civil rights tour. I had the privilege of visiting every major civl rights museum in the south such as: the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, National Park Center's information center at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham, Alabama, Little Rock Central High School and the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.
by Attorney Camara Williams Focusing on police brutality is only scratching the surface of the problem. The true root of the problem is the culture of allowing such cancerous acts to survive by protection and cover up. If someone knew that despite their bad acts their fellow colleagues will back their "story" 110%. How can someone feel compelled to act right, if your never afraid of being called out by your peers?
by Cynthia Wheeler The 2012 JQC annual report states: "In calendar year 2011, the Investigative Panel received 587 complaints. Consistent with prior years, approximately 90% of those complaints were dismissed because it was determined that they were either without merit, sought to review a judge's ruling, or they failed to state a claim within the Commission's jurisdiction."