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Maryland-wide SWAT data files obtained by MCCRC show need for standards *and* reporting

Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition (MCCRC) has obtained the detailed data files compiled by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) used to generate annual reports on SWAT team deployments throughout the Maryland between 2010 and 2014. The … Continue reading

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MCCRC appeals WMATA denial of request to document bag searches are “random”

[SIGN OUR PETITION AGAINST BAG SEARCHES] Today, MCCRC continued to press our “PARP” (public access records process) with the regional transit authority WMATA, appealing the agency’s 2/24/16 administrative decision that the first six elements of our request could not be … Continue reading

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WMATA: come clean about bag searches, comply with MCCRC records request

[SIGN OUR PETITION AGAINST BAG SEARCHES] Last November, the Washington Area Metro Transit Authority (WMATA) police department announced it was resuming a controversial bag search procedure in which (allegedly) random customers are asked to submit to testing of their bags … Continue reading

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MCCRC issues FOIA request about MTPD bag searches

[SIGN OUR PETITION AGAINST BAG SEARCHES] The Metro Transit Police Department recently announced that it was resuming the practice of assigning bag search units to random Metro stations for random bag searches of persons seeking to enter the WMATA Metro … Continue reading

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