Voter Suppression in the 2012 Election and the Curious Case of Waterproof, LA

Ronald L. Wilson

Native New Orleans Attorney and Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Advocate
(click HERE to view his bio)

Ron represented one of the defendants whose conviction was recently reversed by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the Waterproof, Louisiana case, where the black mayor and police chief were arrested and jailed by the white Tensas Parish sheriff, tried by the white district attorney, and convicted by a predominantly white jury (only one black juror) of malfeasance in office and felony theft.

Last year he filed a federal case along with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Project Vote to ensure that federal voting registration mandates are met by the State of Louisiana, and will speak to us about concerns that voter's rights are being consciously supressed.

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