Many of the Senators were concerned with the eroding of public trust in the FBI and how to restore business as usual to the agency. But it is precisely business as usual at the FBI we should be concerned about.
Defending Rights & Dissent was joined by the Center for Constitutional Rights, National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter, and Palestine Legal in opposing a Massachusetts bill that threatens the right to boycott.
After nearly four months of advocacy, supporters of the Fostering Community Trust ordinance erupted in applause after a majority of City Councilmembers raised their hands in favor of the measure, which enshrines an unwritten Rockville City Police (RPD) policy into law.
Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will convene a hearing to vet Trump’s nominee to be the 12th director of the FBI. Given the Bureau’s enormous powers, inglorious history, and contradictory mission, the hearing deserves a lot more attention than it is getting.
DC National Lawyers Guild (DC NLG) and Defending Rights and Dissent, two groups who defend the right to protest, are demanding answers about the Metropolitan Police Department’s conduct during anti-Trump inauguration protests.
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was passed to combat threats from hostile foreign powers and international terrorism, but the FBI has been looking at the communications of U.S. persons without a warrant or even suspicion of wrongdoing.
Defending Rights & Dissent has joined with a coalition of other organizations to launch StandWithReality.org to raise funds for her defense, educate the public about her case, and advocate for the charges to be dropped.