The Empire Files' Abby Martin sat down recently with PCJF's Mara Verheyden-Hilliard to discuss assaults on civil liberties taking place around the country.
The prosecution of hundreds of protesters at the Trump inauguration is approaching next month with federal prosecutors levying felony conspiracy and riot charges carrying terms up to 70 years in prison. PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard spoke to the "Loud and Clear" radio program on Oct. 25, 2017, to discuss the case.
PCJF's Mara Verheyden-Hilliard talks to RT America about the behavior of St. Louis police in response to demonstrators outraged by the acquittal of police officer Jason Stockley for the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith.
In an attack on civil liberties and privacy rights, a judge has ordered the "DisruptJ20.org" website to hand over to the Justice Department logs of visitors to the website as part of a sweeping criminal case against protesters. PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard spoke with Brian Becker on his "Loud and Clear" radio program on Aug. 26, 2017, to discuss the case.
"There’s an Effort Around the Country to Curtail People’s Fundamental 1st Amendment Rights" — Mara Verheyden-Hilliard (Audio and transcript of interview) Read more
Carl Messineo, Legal Director of the PCJF, appeared on "Law and Disorder" Radio recently to discuss the Trump administration's attacks on consent decrees and police accountability in the United States with Heidi Boghosian and Michael Smith. Read more
VIDEO: PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard delivers powerful testimony in front of the Washington D.C. Council, Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety, in defense of the right of people to protest peacefully without fear of being unjustly arrested, and against the appointment of Peter Newsham as DC Metropolitan Police Chief.
Video: major legal victory can be model for reforms in police departments around the country [CBS/WUSA-9]
Watch and Share: the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund's recent $2.2 million settlement with the federal government has national implications because it reforms police handling of protests. Read more
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard spoke with Bruce DePuyt of News 8 NewsTalk on the subjects of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and police misconduct.
She discussed Charles Ramsey's history as chief of D.C. police, the long struggle to protect civil liberties in the District, and his recent appointment to lead the presidential police reform commission.