Month: November 2021

BPDA Statement on the Conviction of William Bryan and Travis and Gregory McMichaels

WASHINGTON (November 29, 2021) — The Black Public Defender Association Executive Director & Board Chair Heather Pinckney issued the following statement in response to the conviction of William Bryan and Travis and Gregory McMichaels in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery: Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of Ahmaud Arbery. We hope the …

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BPDA Statement on the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

WASHINGTON (November 23, 2021) — The Black Public Defender Association Executive Director & Board Chair Heather Pinckney issued the following statement in response to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: “The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict serves as a reminder that a system will never fail those that it was designed to protect. The American criminal legal system was built for …

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