The National Bar Association, a national organization representing mostly black attorneys and judges, has filed a lawsuit to get Officer Darren Wilson‘s police license revoked.
One of the leaders of the National Bar Association is Benjamin Crump, one of the attorneys representing Michael Brown‘s family, and the statement the group put out about the lawsuit reads that Wilson “committed a criminal act and did so under color of law with disregard for Michael Brown’s life or public safety.”
Wilson resigned from the Ferguson police force and it’s doubtful he’ll return to that work again. Here’s how NBA President Pamela Meanes explains the action they’re taking:
Police officers are licensed and can use deadly force in making decisions about whether they need to kill to save themselves or others. Wilson’s perception of the citizens he was paid to protect can only lead a reasonable person to conclude that his mental state and judgment would place African American citizens in danger anywhere he works as a law enforcement officer.
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