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Lawyers, Activists Converge on Indianapolis to Advocate for Dorian Murrell; Oppose Racism

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“We must have the strongest of justice for the murder of Dorian Murrell.”

— Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq

INDIANA, IN, USA, July 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz, lead counsel on behalf of Black Lawyers for Justice will hold a news conference with Dorian Murrell’s family and supporters on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1p.m. Thereafter, a meeting with city prosecutors of the case of Tyler Newby will be held at the Indianapolis Courthouse. Local activists are alleging that Murrell was killed by alleged white supremacist Tyler Newby. Dorian Murrell was struck with a bullet that pierced his heart as he was with friends near Monument Circle around 2 a.m. on May 31, 2021 while attending a George Floyd demonstration in Indianapolis. Five people were shot and three were killed, including Murrell who was unarmed.
Dorian Murrell: Killed During George Floyd Protests, Family Seeks Answers – UNICORN RIOT

Murrell’s family and supporters are incensed that Newby was given bail in this case and they are concerned that justice may elude them, as it has historically been denied African-Americans in Indiana.

Attorney Malik Z. Shabazz will address the upcoming Criminal trial of Newby, who is charged with murder. Trial is set for August 2021. According to Attorney Shabazz, Black Lawyers for Justice is in town from Washington, DC to support a vigorous and thorough prosecution of Tyler Newby. “We must have the strongest of justice for the murder of Dorian Murrell. Furthermore, BLFJ is here to conduct a formal inquiry into human and civil rights violations by the Indianapolis police department and the city of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana.” Friday’s hearing will feature a number of witnesses who will testify as well as public testimony on Black suffering in Indiana.

At 5pm July 16th there will be a Human Rights – Civil Rights Hearing on Systematic Racism in Indiana. The event will be held at Hovey Street Church – 2338 Hovey Street in Indiana.

2nd AMENDMENT/ANTI-RACISM MARCH: On July 17th there will be a national 2nd Amendment march in downtown Indianapolis and participants will gather at 2 pm at Pan Am Plaza in Indianapolis; across from the Black Expo and the Indianapolis Convention Center. The march will be open to regular civilians who are demanding better human rights in Indiana and an end to white supremacy and systematic racism in the Hoosier State. Organizers include: New Black Panther Party, PANSOC, Black Power Movement, Black Men’s Movement and a host other groups.

EVENT: Friday – July 16, 2021 – 1:00 pm
Legal News Conference: Countering White Racism and White Supremacy in Indiana – City County Building – 35 North Pennsylvania Street

Human Rights – Civil Rights Hearing on Systematic Racism – 5:00pm- 9pm
Hovey St. Church – 2338 Hovey Street

EVENT: Saturday – July 17, 2021 – 1pm
March and Rally for Black Power – Pan Am Plaza – 102 West Georgia Street

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Robert Doody South Dakota Inspires Native Americans to Become Lawyers

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Noted attorney Robert Doody sees a great need for attorneys in Native American communities.

SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA, UNITED STATES, July 7, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Noted attorney Robert Doody sees a great need for attorneys in Native American communities. This press release discusses why and how he can serve as an inspiration. He also talks about how they can achieve their dreams.

The Definition of Native American Law:

Attorney Robert Doody South Dakota understands this well. It is a compilation of laws, rules, and regulations that impact indigenous people including Native American nations. It is the principal factor that defines any relationships with other governments and individual nations. In reality, the various Native American nations govern themselves. However, there are many times federal and state lawmakers try to interfere with that process. One answer to that problem could be if more Native Americans became lawyers and represented their specific nation in the legal and court systems.

Why More Native Americans Should Become Lawyers:

Each nation has its own governing system and its own laws and regulations. It takes a representative for a specific nation to truly understand what they are. According to Robert Doody if more Native American men and women become lawyers, they could successfully represent their nation in legal matters. This would be far better than an outsider being called upon to defend a nation he or she knows nothing about.

What to Know First:

Each attorney is responsible for understanding and properly defending in a court, the laws of the people they represent. If an attorney is already a respected member of a Native American nation, he or she likely already has this knowledge. Then the attorney must know how to integrate those laws with those of the country or state they are in. Each nation has its own set of laws they adhere to. An attorney coming from that nation will already know what these are. This advice comes from attorney Robert Doody South Dakota directly.

The Need for Native American Lawyers:

The answer to this question is yes, definitely. Not only do they know the legal system for their own nations, but they also understand all the struggles the various nations still face even in 2021. An attorney from Native American nations can relate better to the people than someone just now introducing himself or herself to the community.

Robert Doody is an Inspiration:

Another reason it is important to have Native American lawyers is that they can serve as role models and inspirations to other people within their own nation as well as other nations. Take existing lawyer Robert Doody for example. He enjoys fighting the legal system on behalf of Native American nations. He actively encourages the youth of these nations to engage in a legal career. Everyone would certainly benefit from this.

Sources

https://www.wboc.com/story/43981909/robert-doody-felony-defense-on-tribal-lands

What is Native American Law? | Becoming a Native American Lawyer (legalcareerpath.com)

https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/542671941/robert-doody-south-dakota-discusses-why-you-might-need-access-to-a-criminal-defense-lawyer

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2 of R. Kelly's defense lawyers out just months before trial

“Sometimes you can’t save someone from themselves,” Greenberg wrote on Twitter this week, “no matter how hard you try.”

NEW YORK — Editor’s Note: The video above is from September 2020.

Jailed R&B singer R. Kelly wants to shake up his legal defense team two months before he is set to go on trial in New York on federal racketeering charges.

His top two attorneys, Steve Greenberg and Michael Leonard, of Chicago, filed a motion this week seeking to withdraw from the long-delayed case, saying it would be “impossible” for them “to properly represent Mr. Kelly under the current circumstances.”

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly did not immediately grant the motion, requesting more details about the apparent falling out among Kelly’s team of lawyers.

“Sometimes you can’t save someone from themselves,” Greenberg wrote on Twitter this week, “no matter how hard you try.”

A request for comment was sent Thursday to Greenberg and Leonard.

Two other attorneys for Kelly, Thomas A. Farinella and Nicole Becker Blank, told the judge the shakeup won’t affect Kelly’s Aug. 9 trial date in Brooklyn federal court. They said Kelly fired Greenberg and Leonard.

Kelly, 54, is accused of leading an enterprise made up of his managers, bodyguards and other employees who helped him recruit women and girls for sex. Federal prosecutors say the group selected victims at concerns and other venues and arranged for them to travel to see Kelly.

The Grammy Award-winning singer denies ever abusing anyone.

Kelly also faces numerous sex-related charges in Illinois and Minnesota and is scheduled to stand trial in September in Chicago federal court.

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Lawyers of Chet Hanks' ex to address lawsuit against him in Fort Bend Co.

RICHMOND, Texas (KTRK) — The lawyers of a woman who claimed Tom Hanks’ son put her through a pattern of abuse, including one incident at a Sugar Land home, are slated to address a lawsuit they filed against him on her behalf.Last month, ABC13 reported a protective order was filed in Fort Bend County against Chet Hanks, one of the sons of the Academy Award actor.

The woman suing the 30-year-old Hanks was in a dating relationship with him since 2019. The two shared homes in Sugar Land and in California.Editor’s note: Eyewitness News is not revealing the woman’s identity.

The woman’s lawyers, Kevin Murray and D’Angelo Lowe, claim Hanks assaulted their client while they’ve been in a relationship. They pointed at examples of the alleged abuse, including an incident last October when she visited Hanks in New Orleans while he filmed a TV series.

The protective order also points at an incident in Sugar Land back in January that led her to contact authorities and file charges against him.

In response, Hanks, through his attorney Marty D. Singer, stated the claims are false, deciding to file a lawsuit in return against her.

SEE MORE: Tom Hanks’ son Chet accused of abusing, threatening girlfriend in Sugar Land homeStill, the woman’s lawyers insist Hanks must answer for the alleged abuse.

“Chet Hanks has repeatedly been seen abusing our client and needs to be held accountable for his actions, regardless of his family and their name recognition,” her attorneys said in a joint statement.

A brief news conference is scheduled at about 3 p.m. to take place Tuesday in front of the Fort Bend County Justice Center in Richmond.

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