Here is a video playlist of the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Equality (MCJE) March 12 rally in Annapolis preceding the House Judiciary Committee hearings.
The playlist is in the order that people spoke. To navigate to the desired speaker, click the “= Playlist” symbol in the upper left corner and scroll down, or choose one of the speaker links below. The rally — principally organized by MCJE’s Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and the ACLU of Maryland — featured…
- Farajii Muhammad (emcee; AFSC/Young Leaders for Peace) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Gerald Stansbury (MD NAACP)
- Sara Love (ACLU MD)
- Adam Jackson (Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle)
- Jennifer Valera (Casa de Maryland, police abuse victim) (1, 2)
- Rev. Heber Brown III (Pleasant Hope Baptist Church) (1 (interview), 2, 3)
- Delegate Jill Carter (District 41, Baltimore)
and police abuse victims and family…
- Abdul Salaam, beaten 2013 by Baltimore PD (the same officers were involved in the Tyrone West killing)
- Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West, d. 2013, killed by Baltimore PD
- Marion Gray-Hopkins, mother of Gary Hopkins, Jr., d. 1999, killed by PG County PD
- Dorothy Copp Elliott, mother of Archie Elliott III, d. 1993, killed by PG County PD
- Olubunmi Oludipe, mother of Emmanuel Okutuga, d. 2011, killed by Montg. County PD
- Darlene Cain, mother of Dale Graham, d. 2008, killed by Baltimore PD
For an overview of the day and links to more detailed reports about different parts of those hearings (as those reports are completed), see “March 12th Annapolis rally and hearings build case for police reforms.”
As of this weekend, LEOBR reform legislation (SB566/HB968) is still stuck in both the Senate and House committees without an up or down vote. Please continue to advocate for police reforms! Visit our email alert, featuring links to the ACLU MD email form to Maryland legislative leadership as well as individual (rewriteable) form emails and phone numbers for Montgomery County delegates and Senators on the relevant committees.
* The simple playlist link is: https://youtu.be/975O2bFeKIM?list=PLzS7IQF_1vK9demj3vxdg_3cfBhCnNEqX.