Tiffany Williams Roberts, a leader of JUST Georgia, Deputy Director, National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, and Adjunct Professor of Law, was recently quoted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a story about calls by JUST Georgia, the Georgia NAACP and others for deescalation of Atlanta authorities’ response to protests against racial injustice and the police-shooting death of Rayshard Brooks.
Read the June 14 article, “Civil rights groups call for deescalation of Atlanta police response,” at https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt–politics/civil-rights-groups-call-for-deescaltion-atlanta-police-response/iiYOpvVx3o8QqSMjXl1yQP/.
From the AJC:
Leaders of the Georgia NAACP and JUST Georgia condemned the use of tear gas and other tactics against protesters who, they said, were exercising their First Amendment rights. Tiffany Roberts, a leader of JUST Georgia, said children were in attendance.
“For there to be such a cavalier utilization of these types of weapons against community members is an escalation of violence that is unnecessary,” Robert[s] said.
Roberts is a 2008 alumna of the Georgia State College of Law with pro bono distinction, where she served as the president of the Black Law Students Association, an Urban Fellow for the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, and pupil of the Bleckley Inn of Court.
She is also a lawyer for the Southern Center for Human Rights, and was quoted June 3 in the Fulton County Daily Report, a top publication for law in Georgia and the legal organ for Fulton County as required by state law.
From the Fulton County Daily Report:
“We’ve been protesters for decades,” said SCHR lawyer Tiffany Roberts, who is spearheading the organization’s efforts. “We’re convening to educate and coordinate resources for protesters,” she said, and to offer guidance and co-counsel for lawyers for whom the “this is their first rodeo.”
More than 50 lawyers have signed up for the training sessions, she said, and more than 30% have never represented protesters.
— Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager for the Office of the Provost