Massachusetts lawyers to protest police killings

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Public defenders, members of the legal community and others lay down during a "die-in"protest in the Brooklyn borough of New York Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. A number of protests have been staged around the country following recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in New York and Ferguson, Mo., over the deaths of unarmed black men. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers from around Massachusetts will gather before the state’s highest court to support protesters who have held mass demonstrations following recent police killings of black men.

Public defenders, bar advocates and other lawyers, together with paralegals, law students and others who work in the courts have scheduled the demonstration for Tuesday at the Supreme Judicial Court. It’s intended to show support for those who have been calling for police accountability and an end to racism in the legal system.

The protest is organized by the Massachusetts chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, the oldest and largest public interest and human rights legal organization in the U.S.


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