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Close Guantanamo! Actions at White House, Takoma Metro, Jan 11

On January 11th, MCCRC will join a national call to action against Guantanamo, which is entering its 15th year of operation under two administrations - by participating in 2 actions:

Lafayette Park, Washington DC Takoma Metro, DC/Maryland For recent developments and links to more information about this issue, see our blog post.  From the national call to action:

"…Now is the time for Obama to accomplish a central goal of his administration by closing Guantánamo. There is today a renewed climate of fear and hate reminiscent of the post-September 11 mindset that led to torture and indefinite detention in the first place.  Guantánamo is the bitter legacy of a politics of fear, which must be rejected.

This is the President’s last chance to keep his promise and close Guantánamo.  If he does not do so, there is a real chance that the current detainees will die there, and that more detainees will join them.

We cannot let that happen.  Close Guantánamo now."

Annapolis MLK Day rally for police reform

Hold the date: representatives from the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability (includes ACLU-MD, Casa de Maryland, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and other organizations including MCCRC) will hold a press conference and rally at about 7 pm on January 18th, MLK Day, in Annapolis. 

Check for details and updates at the Black Lives Matter Maryland event page. The MCJPA coalition advocates...

  • amending the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBR) to
    -- completely eliminate the 10 day waiting period before an officer can be interrogated by a superior
    -- prohibit officers viewing written records by other officers that describe events in question

    -- enable local jurisdictions to create effective and meaningful civilian oversight of police (including the power to subpoena)
    -- extend the statute of limitations for citizens to file brutality complaints to at least one year
  • amending The Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) to allow Marylanders to learn how their complaints of police misconduct are handled
  • ...and more
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