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For Immediate Release July 22, 2020 WASH
It wasn’t long ago the president called
Over the last several days, we have seen shocking images of police violence against protesters. We have heard politicians at all levels of government, and from both sides of the aisle, speak of “outside agitators,” an age old lie told to delegitimize social movements, downplay rightful anger, and greenlight repression. These are dark and trying times. But it is precisely because of dark and trying times that we at Defending Rights & Dissent fight for the right to protest and engage in collective action aimed at building a more just world.
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In an upset, public defender Tiffany Cab
Family, Friends, and Advocates React with Outrage and Determination to Make Change Following Release of County Findings in the Police Killing of Robert White
Remember the good ol’ days when just Big Brother kept tabs on what you did and where you went?
Free expression, free assembly, and free association aren’t just fundamental rights. They are the tools that human rights defenders rely on to fight back against the abuses.
Defending Rights & Dissent joins people around the world in expressing our outrage, disgust, and horror that US border agents attacked refugees, including children, with tear gas. The images of children, already refugees from violence and poverty, fleeing from tear gas is gut wrenching.
Tear gas is among the least of the problems facing those who care about the murder and destruction of war. But it is a major element in the militarization of local policing. In fact, it is widely deemed illegal in war, but legal in non-war.
A letter from six groups and over 600 residents raises concerns in the wake of the shooting death of Robert White, a black man who was killed about one mile from his childhood home in Silver Spring on June 11. He was killed while on foot near his neighborhood, which he walked routinely, according to neighbors.
This is the first time a court has addressed the legality of police use of a Long Range Acoustic Device (“LRAD”) sound cannon for crowd control purposes.