Thanks to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for profiling our NLG Chicago Legal Observer Program in this article! “The [green] hat marked [Sharlyn Grace] as a legal observer for the National Lawyers Guild, an association for progressive attorneys and jurists [and law students and legal workers]. Legal observers monitor and record police activity during protests and demonstrations to see if protesters’ First Amendment rights are being respected.
‘[M]ass mobilizations of people are part of progressive social change, that people having the ability to be safely in the streets, the ability to gather in dissent, is crucial for the sort of social change we want to see. It’s not going to be made by law and policy changes taking place in downtown by policy experts and attorneys,’ said Grace….”
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