Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy for the teen, who was fatally shot while shopping with her mother at a Burlington Coat Factory two days before Christmas.
The funeral for the slain teen will be held next week and will include speeches by Reverend Al Sharpton and high-profile civil rights lawyer Ben Crump.
Crump has taken on numerous cases that have received national attention, including the murder of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.
Attorneys representing the 14-year-old's family said Tuesday they believe there is footage from the December 23 shooting that haas not yet been released.
The judge said she had taken a sedative at the time when the video with the racist slurs was recorded, and therefore didn't remember what was said.
Peru, Illinois, where the 25-year-old graduate student was found dead, is among the half-dozen Southern Illinois cities considered to be "sundown towns."
Carmen Bolden Day, the mother of Jelani Day, also hired prominent lawyer Ben Crump to represent her family in the case.
"America, you raised your voices for Ahmaud. Now is not the time to let them quiet," the civil rights attorney said after the jury's decision.
"It's Trayvon Martin 2.0," Crump said, describing the defense's efforts to characterize Arbery as a "scary, Black man" in their closing arguments.
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The civil rights attorney said Rittenhouse "not only escaped accountability but laughed in its face" after a jury acquitted the teen on all charges.
Ezra Blount died after sustaining severe damage to his organs after being trampled on during a crowd surge at the November 5 festival.
Crump's remarks come in response to the defense's controversial comment that "we don't want any more Black pastors coming in [to the court]."
The defense team for Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan used 11 of its strikes to remove all but one of the Black juror candidates.
George Floyd's family and their attorney applauded the 22-and-a-half-year sentence Chauvin received from a judge in Minneapolis.
Smith's social media history indicates that he regularly engaged with issues of racial injustice. One photo on social media shows Smith posing with civil rights attorney Ben Crump.
The U.S. Marshal Service said it was attempting to arrest the suspect, wanted on a state arrest warrant, on gun charges.
The city's police chief, who resigned after Wright's shooting, claimed Potter shot Wright by accident.
"[T]he very laws that are supposed to protect us are being used to kill us," the attorney said.
Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was killed in February 2020 by three close-range shotgun blasts in Brunswick, Georgia.
Brown was fatally shot outside his home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, last Wednesday by deputies who obtained a search warrant after investigators allegedly recorded him selling small amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine to an informant.
The family had been watching TV for the decision along with the family's lawyer, civil rights attorney Ben Crump.
"Justice would bring our son home to us," Katie Wright said.
"This white man was resisting arrest, BEATING A COP with his own baton, and driving away in their police car," Ben Crump said.
The families came together following the Sunday shooting of Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, who was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
"Peaceful protest? Understandable," the president said.
The civil rights attorney, who represents the Floyd family, spoke after 20-year-old Daunte Wright was fatally shot by police in Brooklyn Center during a traffic stop.
Crowell is suing the supermarket chain for $50,000 in damages after she was arrested, tased and accused of shoplifting food she purchased last year.
Chauvin's trial is set to begin on March 29, with jury selection scheduled for next Monday.
"Andre Hill's death is another tragic example of the tendency of police to view Black people as criminal or dangerous," civil rights attorney Ben Crump said.