Bloomberg Law
June 8, 2020, 7:40 PM

New York State Bar Creates New Racial Justice Task Force

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The new president of the New York State Bar Association Scott Karson has announced the creation of a task force on racial justice and police brutality in light of protests that erupted following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.

Long Island attorney Karson, who began his one-year term as NYSBA president June 1, wasted little time in asking the bar to examine how people of color are treated by New York’s criminal justice system.

“Police violence against people of color is just a symptom of the broader and more complex deep-seated racial disparities within our criminal ...

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