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Corporate-Backed Police Foundations Pose 'Threat to Democracy and Black Lives': Report

"We cannot let corporations talk about 'Black lives' on their Twitter feeds while also funding police violence on our streets."

Brett Wilkins ·

New Records Reveal Scope of DEA Spying on 2020 Racial Justice Protests

CREW counted at least 51 instances where agencies enlisted DEA to secretly monitor protesters engaged in First Amendment-protected activity.

Rebecca Jacobs ·

Why Lindsey Graham Is Trying to Rescue Rahm Emanuel

Either Joe Biden and Democratic senators actually stand for the principle that "Black Lives Matter" or they stand for Rahm Emanuel. They can't stand for both.

Jeff Cohen ·

'A Win for Civil Rights': Federal Judge Blocks Florida GOP's Anti-Protest Law

The court's decision, said a coalition of civil rights groups, "serves as a powerful reminder that such unjust and unconstitutional efforts cannot stand."

Kenny Stancil ·

The Police Killing of Elijah McClain and His Mother's Pursuit of Justice

"He never should’ve been stopped, he never should’ve been brutalized, he never should’ve been handcuffed, and he never should have been given Ketamine." Sheneen McClain, Elijah’s mother

Amy Goodman ·

While Welcoming Indictments, Advocates Say Charges in Elijah McClain Killing Are 'Not Justice'

"My son's murderers... need to be in prison for what they did to him. They had no right to stop him. They had no right to handcuff him, brutalize and terrorize him, or inject him with ketamine."

Brett Wilkins ·

Feds Targeted BLM Activists to Foil Racial Justice Protests: Report

"The federalization of protest-related charges was a deliberate and cynical effort to target and discourage those who protested in defense of Black lives."

Kenny Stancil ·

ACLU Sues DC, Cops Over Attacks on Journalists at 2020 Racial Justice Protests

"The fact that MPD attacked, arrested me, and then held my camera for nearly a year for no reason sends a chilling message to everyone of what is at risk," one of the plaintiffs in the suit warned.

Brett Wilkins ·

75 Groups Ask DOJ to Oppose 'Racist' Anti-Protest Laws

"We have seen time and time again that where racial justice protests flourish, anti-protest laws follow. And we know that police and prosecutors don't need more tools or power to abuse our constitutional rights."

Brett Wilkins ·

Rights Groups Fight Back Against 'Punitive and Unjust' Anti-Protest Law in Florida brettJul 14, 2021
"H.B. 1 is undemocratic legislation that has stifled our constitutional rights by obstructing the activity of Black community organizers. H.B.1 must be repealed, abolished, or simply outlawed."

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