Tag Archives: profiling

Muslim Community Center Town Hall speakers report on #MuslimBan executive order, offer toolkit to resist

An emergency town hall convened at the Muslim Community Center this Sunday at noon gave two speakers — Abed Ayoub of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), and Khaled Bhartoum, a law professor at  University of Detroit Mercy School of Law … Continue reading

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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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MCCRC joins national coalition in concerns about federal law enforcement profiling guidance

MCCRC has joined a national coalition in praising progress but identifying continuing concerns about important federal anti-profiling guidelines released in December.  From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights announcement: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and … Continue reading

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#ReclaimMLK demonstration on Veterans Plaza remembers Maryland police homicides

Activists demonstrated on Silver Springs Veterans Plaza Saturday afternoon to #ReclaimMLK and, in organizer Elsa Lakew’s words, …to show our elected officials that we will not rest until police brutality, the unlawful targeting and killing of black people, and the … 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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New Year, Same Message — #BlackLivesMatter

On January 1st 2015, a die-in demonstration took place at Wheaton Mall. The event was entitled #BlackLivesStillMatter for a reason. Personally, I don’t know how many times I have seen the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag. Even though the message and the statement … Continue reading

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Photos from the Wheaton Mall #BlackLivesMatter die-in, New Year’s Day 2015

The Wheaton Mall #BlackLivesStillMatter die-in on New Year’s Day was a great success, with about a hundred people taking part. Mall-goers welcomed and some even joined the demonstration.  Here are a few photos, courtesy of Martine Zee. Click any photo … Continue reading

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Wheaton Mall “#BlackLivesMatter” die-in set for New Year’s Day

Local activists Elsa Lakew and Mariam Jiffar are organizing a peaceful, nonviolent #BlackLivesStillMatter die-in at Wheaton Mall at 1pm on New Year’s Day.  On their Facebook event page, the organizers write: The purpose of this demonstration is to raise awareness … Continue reading

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Video: Saqib Ali (CAIR-MD) speaks at Defending Dissent forum

Former Maryland Assembly Delegate Saqib Ali (now government affairs director of CAIR-MD) addressed the audience about the civil liberties challenges faced by American Muslims.  He shared some of the questionable work products of the “Demographics Unit” of the NYPD’s Intelligence … Continue reading

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This week: Defending Dissent — A Public Forum (Thursday 7pm at Wheaton Library)

Political Repression & Civil Liberties post 9/11 What effect has the “The War on Terror” had on free expression and grassroots political organizing in Maryland and across the United States since 9/11?  Come to a public forum sponsored by Montgomery … Continue reading

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