Michael Rains

Rains Lucia Stern

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Principal at Rains Lucia Stern, he's a criminal defense attorney known for representing police accused of misconduct, including the case of the BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant in Oakland, California

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After a grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, people took to the streets in 170 cities.

Blacks, Whites and Access to Justice

After a grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, people took to the streets in 170 cities.

from To the Point

Street protests spread from Ferguson, Missouri to 170 cities last night. The “non-indictment” of Officer Darren Wilson has sparked frustration and anger.

Blacks, Whites and Access to Justice

Street protests spread from Ferguson, Missouri to 170 cities last night. The “non-indictment” of Officer Darren Wilson has sparked frustration and anger.

from To the Point

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