Community Empowerment Project

NAACP and ACLU add national clout to courtroom fight against FL’s new ‘anti-riot’ law

BY: - May 11, 2021

Florida’s new anti-riot/protest law targets people of color protesting racial injustice in the United States and subjects them to harsh treatment at the hands of the police they are criticizing, asserts a major lawsuit filed in federal court on Tuesday. It is the second lawsuit filed against the “Combating Violence, Disorder, and Looting and Law […]

Federal lawsuit against FL’s new riot/protest law expands; protesters proceed with caution

BY: - May 7, 2021

A federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-riot/anti-protest law has gained strength with the addition of Black Lives Matter: Tampa and Community Empowerment Project as plaintiffs. They joined in a lawsuit filed April 21 by Lawyers Matter Taskforce and Legacy Entertainment & Arts Foundation, both based in Orlando. Black Lives Matter: Tampa plans to hold a […]