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Condemning Lax Sentencing in East Boston Hate Crime →

Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Racial Justice
Lax Sentencing in East Boston Hate Crime Endangers Spanish-Speaking Community The East Boston District Court has failed to meaningfully sentence Stephanie Armstrong in connection with the heinous attack on a Latinx mother and minor in East Boston. This follows on the heels of the lax sentencing of another white assailant,...

Emergency Relief Sought Against the Military to End HIV Discrimination →

Employment, Racial Justice
Emergency Relief Sought Against the Military to End HIV Discrimination   Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) filed a preliminary injunction in Doe v. Austin, a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the U.S. military’s discriminatory policies against people living with HIV. This motion seeks emergency relief to return a young Latinx man living with...

Condemning the Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs →

Health Disparities, Racial Justice
Condemning the Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Reckless and Dangerous Decision Undermines Healthcare Disproportionately Endangering People of Color, Low Income Individuals The U.S. Supreme Court has eviscerated Roe v. Wade, stripping the fundamental right to reproductive health. This decision is an abomination. It is a blatant attack on access...

Annual Civil Rights Reception (June 2022) →

Events
Lawyers for Civil Rights will host its annual civil rights reception on June 23 at 5:30 PM. At the reception, we will honor Boston Impact Initiative and MGH's Community Health Improvement Team. Lawyers for Civil Rights (Zoom Event)When: Jun 23, 2022 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Lawyers for...

Meet LCR | HealthJustice →

Health Disparities
Our medical-legal partnership is now LCR | HealthJustice For nearly two decades, Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) has partnered with MGH-Chelsea to provide free legal assistance to the most vulnerable patients, including people with disabilities seeking public benefits and those who are threatened with eviction. In recent years, we’ve expanded...

Boston’s Land Audit →

Housing
Lawyers for Civil Rights Applauds and Encourages the City’s Effort to Identify Public Land that Can Be Used to Promote Housing Justice  On June 15, 2022, Mayor Michelle Wu released a highly anticipated report on the audit of city-owned land in Boston. The report, which links to an interactive map of municipal real estate...

East Boston Patients Urge AG to Investigate and Reform →

Health Disparities, Racial Justice
As Investigations Into East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Continue, Community Demands Reforms To Stop Discriminatory, Substandard Care MA Attorney General and Department of Public Health Investigating Harrowing Patient Reports Of Misdiagnosis, Delayed Care  In a letter sent to the Massachusetts Attorney General and the Department of Public Health today, Lawyers for...

Wrongful Eviction of Black Businesses →

BizGrow, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice
City of Boston Must Stop Developer Who Promised “No Displacement” From Evicting Minority-Owned Businesses From 1127 Harrison Avenue in Roxbury Small businesses owned by immigrants of color and women have pleaded with the City of Boston and the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) to hold a developer to its...

Opposition to Receivership in Boston →

Education
Opposition to Receivership of Boston Public Schools Stakeholder Collaboration, Not State Takeover, Is the Path Forward for Boston Public Schools Lawyers for Civil Rights issued a letter to Jeffrey C. Riley, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), voicing opposition to any effort by DESE to...

From Buffalo to Everett, MA: Rampant Racism →

Uncategorized
Statement on White Supremacist Mass Shooting in Buffalo Lawyers for Civil Rights Condemns the Buffalo Massacre and White Supremacist Terrorism On Saturday, May 14, 2022, a white supremacist gunman murdered ten people and injured three others in a predominantly Black area of Buffalo, New York. The killer preemptively published a...

Black Youth File Racial Profiling Complaint Against Medford Police Department →

Police Accountability, Racial Justice
Unlawful Traffic Stops Due to Race Persist in Massachusetts Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) filed an internal complaint with the Medford Police Department (MPD) on behalf of Jeremiah Mamousette and Hibaq Warsame, two Black college students who were illegally stopped, removed from their vehicle, searched, handcuffed and held at gunpoint in...

Lawsuit Filed to End HIV Discrimination in the Military →

Employment, Health Disparities, Racial Justice
Time to End The Military’s Discrimination Against Individuals Living with HIV Federal Lawsuit Challenges Military’s Ban on Enlisting and Commissioning from Military Academies  Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont against U.S. military officials and the Vermont...

Statement on Supreme Court Draft Opinion →

Health Disparities, Racial Justice
Statement from Lawyers for Civil Rights on the U.S. Supreme Court Draft Opinion Leaked Draft Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Disproportionately Impact People of Color, Low-Income Individuals May 4, 2022 Earlier this week, a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion which would overrule Roe v. Wade became public. If this opinion is issued as drafted, it...

Lauren Sampson Day →

Race and Climate
At Lawyers for Civil Rights, we continue to remember the life and legacy of our friend and colleague, Lauren Sampson. Lauren's birthday, April 18, has been officially declared the Lauren Sampson Day of Environmental Justice by the City Council in Boston. We have also spearheaded the placement of a memorial plaque...

Displaced Minority Businesses Call on City to Halt Roxbury Development →

Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice
Community Groups Call On City To Halt Roxbury Development That Is Displacing Small, Minority-Owned Businesses Developer Made Repeated “No Displacement” Promises When Seeking City Approval  African Community Development of New England (ACEDONE) and Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) formally called upon the City of Boston and the Boston Planning & Development Agency...

Brown Rudnick Launches Civil Rights Summer Fellowship at Lawyers for Civil Rights →

Employment, Events
Brown Rudnick LLP is pleased to announce the formation of the Brown Rudnick Civil Rights Summer Fellowship at Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR), a Boston-based legal organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunity and fighting discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. Law students selected as Brown Rudnick Civil Rights Summer...

Health Issues in East Boston →

Health Disparities, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice
Civil Rights and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates Urge State Officials To Investigate Discriminatory, Substandard Medical Treatment By East Boston Neighborhood Health Center  MA Attorney General and Department of Public Health Asked To Investigate Harrowing Patient Reports Of Misdiagnosis, Delayed Care  Centro Presente and Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) formally requested that the Massachusetts Attorney General...

Statement in Response to Title 42 Immigration Ruling →

Uncategorized
STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO TITLE 42 IMMIGRATION RULING FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RULES AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT’S PRACTICE OF DEPORTING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES TO PERSECUTION AND TORTURE The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that immigrants cannot be deported to torture or persecution in a high-profile case, Huisha-Huisha...