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Activist gets Rockville PD complaint form corrected

After reading our report about police department transparency compliance failures in Montgomery County, activist John Appiah-Duffell decided it might as well be him to challenge the City of Rockville about its police department’s own failure.  The Rockville PD had not … 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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Thank Edward Snowden – by acting on these NSA-related bills!

The revelations by Edward Snowden have stunned the public — and they’ve even stunned Congress, so that a raft of bills have been sponsored addressing various aspects of the NSA scandal. We’ve identified some of the best ones below — … Continue reading

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MCCRC delegation presses Van Hollen: FISA court reform is fine – but end bulk collection too

On Thursday, a Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition delegation met with Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8) to register again their disappointment with the Congressman’s July vote against the Amash-Conyers bill, and discuss NSA reform measures we recommend. The delegation included … Continue reading

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NSA legislative overview

Below is a current checklist of NSA-related legislation introduced in the wake of Edward Snowden’s summer revelations. Links like “H.R.####” for each bill lead to the “OpenCongress” summary page for that bill, where you can find the full text, sponsor … Continue reading

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Strong “We Need To Know” coalition advocates Franken, Lofgren transparency bills

This morning, a remarkable “We Need To Know” coalition sent a strong message to Capitol Hill and the White House in advocating for surveillance transparency legislation — that is, in making it possible and legal for companies to report the … Continue reading

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“We need to know” – MCCRC joins surveillance transparency initiative

We’re proud to add the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition to an important initiative of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT): “We Need To Know.” The initiative is bringing together civil liberties advocates like the ACLU and Electronic Frontier … Continue reading

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