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Big Brother is Watching (Your Tweets)

While attention has been paid to the military-grade equipment that finds its way to local police departments, less emphasis has been placed on examining how police are constantly monitoring (and storing) information they find on social media. Police across the … Continue reading

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The Trump Effect

How does the national political discourse affect us locally? In regard to hate crimes in Montgomery County, the evidence is disturbingly clear: nearly one-third of last year’s incidents occurred after the presidential election (see chart).  That’s a 167 percent increase … Continue reading

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Youth-police panel: student arrest rates in MoCo schools much higher than in MD or US

On Monday night I was honored to be part of a panel, convened by the remarkable Montgomery Blair High School student activist Alix Swann, on the topic of “Youth Police Interactions.” Panelists included: Eddie Ellis (One By 1, Inc) Minister … Continue reading

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Analysis touting prototype MoCo “Countering Violent Extremism” program flawed, expert says

“To call [the “Montgomery County Model”] effective in the way they have would lead the average citizen to believe it reduces actual violence which is distinctly not the case. […To] say that it is an evidence based program after a … Continue reading

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Introducing MCCRC’s Progressive Montgomery Calendar

Part of what makes the Montgomery County area great is its vibrant progressive community, from Takoma Park Mobilization to UpCounty Alliance, from Peace Action Montgomery to Progressive Neighbors, from CASA to SURJ MoCo.  (And hey, us too.) So we’re very … Continue reading

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MCCRC lobbies Annapolis for “3 S’s” – sanctuary, SWAT reform, Stingray regulation

MCCRC’s Sue Udry and Thomas Nephew joined scores of activists participating in CASA’s Immigrant Lobby Night on Monday evening. Sanctuary Our number one priority was asking our respective delegations (Districts 18, 20) to support the Maryland TRUST Act (HB1362/SB0835) —  … Continue reading

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MCCRC delegation visits Muslim Community Center & Clinic

There’s a jewel of community medicine right here in our county: the Muslim Community Center (MCC) Clinic — the largest multi-function, faith-based, safety net clinic in the country. On Monday, a delegation of Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition supporters from … Continue reading

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Many MoCo, PG police departments fail to comply with complaint process, transparency reforms

Our review of Montgomery County and Prince George’s County police department web sites has found widespread noncompliance with state transparency requirements, and ongoing, outright misstatements of key reforms of the police brutality complaint process — particularly of the new 366 … 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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Letter to the editor on sanctuary policy

On December 2, Emily Townsend, Jeremiah Nisbet, and Thomas Nephew drafted and sent the following letter to the Washington Post.  We haven’t heard back from them, and have decided to publish it here: To the Editors,   The November 30th … Continue reading

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