Police Accountability

June 1, 2020
People protesting

Defending Rights & Dissent Condemns Nationwide Violence Against Anti-Police Brutality Protests

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. 
May 29, 2020

Defending Rights & Dissent Stands With Those Fighting for Justice for George Floyd, Condemns Trump’s Outrageous Calls For Shooting Americans

It is unconscionable for the president of the United States to use his platform to call for the military to shoot people here at home. Police or the national guard do not have authority to use lethal force unless their
February 15, 2018

Testimony re MD SB122 (Maryland Comprehensive Crime Bill)

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December 28, 2017

Stingray testimony, MD 2017

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July 11, 2017

DRAD/NLG FOIA request re 2017 Inauguration: DC MPD use of force

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June 30, 2017

Wall of Resistance Resolution

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June 30, 2017

Talking points for the Local Civil Liberties Protection Act

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June 30, 2017

Sample “Whereas” Clauses for Your Local Ordinance

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June 30, 2017

Local Police and Surveillance: why impose legislative limits on local law enforcement agencies?

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June 6, 2017

Miami-Dade Wide Area Surveillance program

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May 3, 2017

Model Ordinance to Protect First Amendment Rights and Online Privacy

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May 3, 2017

Model Ordinance to Protect Against Discriminatory Profiling and Limit Surveillance, Intelligence Collection, and Immigration Enforcement Activities

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May 3, 2017

Explainer: DRAD local ordinances opposing federal policies

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May 3, 2017

A Model Resolution for Defending for Rights and Dissent

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February 21, 2017

MD HB998 Testimony (Electronic Device Location Information) by Sue Udry

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