Listen Now: Is the United States a Police State?

On Loud and Clear radio: PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard joined Heidi Boghosian, director of the AJ Muste Institute, for a discussion of the ongoing attacks on civil liberties.

Flashpoints (KPFA): FBI Monitoring of SOAW, Police Cover-Up in Chicago

PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard discusses FBI monitoring of human rights group SOA Watch, as well as the police cover-up in Chicago.

Ledger-Enquirer: School of the Americas part of counterterrorism probe

Release of 429 pages obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund for SOA Watch has mobilized supporters for the three-day event that includes 50 workshops, a protest Saturday at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., and a mock funeral procession Sunday in Columbus to remember victims of human rights violence, said Hendrik Voss, national organizer for the Washington-based organization.

Telesur: FBI Spied on School of the Americas Protesters

The FBI has been regularly surveilling nonviolent activists campaigning for the closure of a U.S. military base that trains Latin American military officers and dictators, according to documents released today.

Huffington Post: With Police Body Cameras, D.C. Mayor Promises Transparency With Caveats

After months of policy debate, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has unveiled her proposed regulations for how the public can access police body camera footage.

Fox 5 DC: Man files lawsuit claiming Laurel police officer strip searched him in parking lot

“When he pat me down, he went to my groin area two times … He opened my pants, pulled my pants, pulled my boxers down, looked at my private, then he told me, ‘Okay, you can go.’”

Baltimore Sun: Federal civil rights lawsuit filed against Laurel police

Laurel Police are facing a federal civil rights lawsuit charging an officer with publicly strip searching a man during a traffic stop

WBAL-TV (NBC): Suit alleges Laurel police officer illegally strip searched man

Officer Acol subjected Sergeant to two illegal frisks and searches and when no contraband was found, Sergeant was forced to stand in public where Acol stripped him.