Category Archives: Video

Videos by MCCRC or closely related to our campaigns

Activists weigh in on Takoma Park police chief selection process — join us online and next Thursday!

MCCRC, ACLU-Montgomery County, and other activists joined the discussion of the Takoma Park Police Chief selection process during a Takoma Park City Council meeting (video forthcoming) held Wednesday evening in the Recreation Center on New Hampshire Avenue. Why is this … Continue reading

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Muslim registry teach-in advises calling Congressmembers *now*

On Saturday afternoon of December 17, over a hundred audience members attended an informative forum at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church titled “Registration Revived? A Teach-In on Resisting Muslim Registries.” Speakers at the event — organized by the Muslim … Continue reading

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Maryland body camera legislation – on its way to “worse than nothing”

Three body camera bills were considered by the Maryland House Judiciary committee on March 12.  Their statuses, as of this morning, are: HB308 (Conaway: video cameras ) – Unfavorable Report by Judiciary (no motion) HB533 (Sydnor: surveillance exception )  – … Continue reading

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Experts from broad coalition conduct briefing on bipartisan Surveillance State Repeal Act

As reported in ThinkProgress and elsewhere, experts from across the political spectrum convened in the Cannon House Office Building on Tuesday afternoon to strongly advocate the Surveillance State Repeal Act (SSRA) before an audience of press, public, and congressional staff.  … Continue reading

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Video: March 12 MCJE police reform rally in Annapolis

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 … Continue reading

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Police reform town hall builds resolve for Annapolis March 12 action

A rapt audience heard stories of loss, calls for change, and clear advocacy for specific solutions before acting for  reform themselves at Friday night’s town hall on police abuses in Maryland. About sixty people packed Takoma Park Community Center’s Azalea … Continue reading

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#ReclaimMLK in Silver Spring this Saturday afternoon, because #BlackLivesMatter

On Saturday at 3pm, civil rights supporters from around the county, the region, and the state will join together in a sit-in on Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring to, in MCCRC organizer Elsa Lakew’s words, show our elected officials that … Continue reading

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Rally to Close Guantanamo and End Torture, Jan 11 2015

January 11th was the 13th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at Guantanamo. A broad coalition of groups from Amnesty International to Witness against Torture and World Can’t Wait held a rally at the White House, followed by … Continue reading

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Surveillance & Foreign Intelligence Gathering in the US (panel discussion)

Ahead of next week’s continuation of the Georgetown Law Surveillance & Foreign Intelligence Gathering in the US panel series, we’re posting video of the first of three panels on the subject, a September 24th discussion of the Church Committee and … Continue reading

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Now that was an EPIC crypto-party

Better late than never: here’s a report back from the “crypto party” hosted by Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Public Citizen on Friday, October 25th in the offices of Public Citizen in connection with the “Stop Watching Us”rally against … Continue reading

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