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Legislative forum Q&A gets answers on SWAT, trial boards, profiling, immigration enforcement, surveillance

A legislative forum hosted by Progressive Neighbors last Sunday, January 8, at Silver Spring Civic Center yielded insights into state and county civil rights and civil liberties issues during audience questions. SWAT reporting, civilian trial board participation Thomas Nephew (MCCRC) … Continue reading

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Police reform fight moves to counties – including ours

Police reform will be on the local civil rights agenda again this year — but unlike the past two years, the action will be moving from Annapolis to county seats such as Rockville.  That’s because of the passage of a … Continue reading

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Police reform now! MLK Day rally, press conference, and die-in at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis

WHEN: 7pm-9pm, rain or shine, Monday January 18 (Martin Luther King Day) WHERE: Lawyers Mall, Annapolis, across from the State House WHAT: Press conference Rally and speakers Die-in on the plaza, with signs remembering victims of police violence HOW: carpool … Continue reading

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Civilian Review Boards: activist and association views

Police reform advocates like the newly forming Coalition for Justice and Equality and coalition member ACLU of Maryland are taking a close look at the “Law Enforcement Bill of Rights” (LEOBR), the statute that governs procedures when Maryland police stand … 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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MCCRC attended meeting between ACLU and County Exec, County Police Chief (Part II)

Part II – ACLU Meeting with County Exec Ike Leggett and Police Chief Manger I sat in on a meeting between ACLU and County Executive Ike Leggett on April 16th on several topics. Here are topics 3, 4, 5. Also … Continue reading

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