We advocate on behalf of families most impacted by mass incarceration and police violence to provide them with a semblance of justice and accountability.
Free Julius Jones
Julius has an alibi for the crime he is accused of, but the jury never heard it. An eyewitness identified someone else at the crime scene. And the key witness for the prosecution took a secret deal to reduce his own prison time.
Wrongful Imprisonment Cases
Free Rodney Reed
Rodney’s execution has been stayed indefinitely, but he’s still in prison and awaiting trial.
Christopher Kearney has been charged and imprisoned, without proper trial, for years for a crime he did not commit.
Murdered by Police
Atatiana Jefferson was murdered by Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean in her own home. Help us finally secure justice for Atatiana and her family.
Join the family in demanding the DA immediately file criminal charges against Anthony Pirone for the murder of Oscar Grant III.
On March 13th, in the middle of the night, Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville police as they illegally executed a drug raid at the wrong address for a person they had already arrested earlier that day.
Sean Monterrosa was on his knees with his hands over his head when he was shot at 5 times by officer Jarret Tonn.
Fanta Bility was 2 days away from starting 3rd grade when police in Sharon Hill, PA shot and killed her while she was leaving a football game with her family.
We helped ensure that officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for murdering George Floyd.
Together, the Grassroots Law community sent 3 million petition messages and made 640,000 phone calls to county and state officials pressuring them to hold police accountable.
We elevated Breonna Taylor’s story to the nation and carried her legacy of saving lives forward.
Working with key councilwomen in Louisville, Kentucky we successfully passed Breonna’s Law, a total ban on no-knock raids, which created critical momentum for more cities and states to ban this deadly practice all across the country.
The Grassroots Law community made 505,411 phone calls and sent 1,430,287 petition messages to get justice for Breonna Taylor and pass the ban.
We worked with Ashley and Michelle Monterrosa to advocate for justice for their brother, Sean Monterrosa
Sean was killed by police in Vallejo, California — together, we successfully pressured AG Bonta to take on Sean’s case and mobilized Californians to advance key legislation to reduce police violence.
We supported protesters on the ground and defended them from unjust retaliation
We successfully pressured local and state law enforcement to drop bogus charges against protestors, such as the “Louisville 87” arrested for demanding justice for Breonna, and Ashley and Michelle Monterosa who faced charges for demeaning justice for their brother.
We also raised over $800,000 for bail funds nationwide. In Texas, we defeated a bill that would make similar bail funds inoperable in the state.
We helped defend Kenneth Walker, Michael Thompson, Rodney Reed, and other innocent Black men against unjust sentences.
Without nationwide advocacy pushes from Grassroots Law and more local organizations, these men would be facing far more harmful consequences.