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James Meyerson currently maintains a civil rights trial and appellate practice with longstanding focus on law enforcement misconduct.

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From Selma to Ferguson: How Far? Not Far Enough

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 2:09 PM

The fiftieth anniversary commemoration of the change propelled by the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on a bloody March 15, 1965 Sunday in Selma, Alabama demands not only celebration but the nation's serious reflection. The absence of an indictment of former Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson for the...

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Deflategate is Alice in Wonderland

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 2:17 PM

Deflategate is the shorthand term given by the media's news-entertainment complex to a comical story about absolutely nothing. Its sole purpose is to entertain us -- under the guise of news -- while actually distracting us from the serious issues of the day.

Don't get me wrong. I'm all...

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It's Patrick Lynch, Not Mayor De Blasio, from Whom an Apology Is Due

(4) Comments | Posted January 11, 2015 | 5:40 PM

If PBA President Patrick Lynch's words and conduct weren't so incendiary, his words and conduct would be laughable. Rather than laughable, however, they are shameful and they are explosive. Mr. Lynch outlandishly asserted that Mayor De Blasio is anti-cop and that he has thrown the New York City police officers...

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Ferguson, Racism and Pro-Law Enforcement Bias

(4) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 3:40 PM

It's not rocket science. The question for the grand jury was not whether Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Daren Wilson was guilty of a crime when he shot and killed Michael Brown. No, the sole and only question before the grand jury was whether there was probable cause to believe that...

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Ferguson and the Case for Creating a Special Prosecutor's Office for the Police

(4) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 5:32 PM

The recent shooting, of yet another unarmed young black male, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, MO - by a white police officer - makes it abundantly clear that there is a need for a legislatively created Special Prosecutor's Office for the Police. This office should be created not only in the...

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What Is the Kerner Commission and Why It Should Be Revisited in Light of Ferguson

(30) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 12:40 PM

What we must remember always -- and something I have told many juries in the past -- is that the most powerful person in the world, on a day-to-day basis, is not the president of the United States. No, it is a police officer. Your local police officer can engage...

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