‘They’re Going to Pen You In and Charge You for It’

Janine Jackson interviewed Mara Verheyden-Hilliard about Trump’s proposed new anti-protest rules for FAIR's CounterSpin. Read more

FAIR talks with Mara Verheyden-Hilliard about criminalizing protest

With a new focus on "civility" amidst continuing attempts to criminalize protest, FAIR talks with PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard. Read more

The Political Prosecution of J20 Protesters

Alex Rubinstein, an independent journalist who was one of the 200 people falsely arrested during the "J20" protests at the Trump inauguration, interviews PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard about the work of the PCJF, in particular how it relates to the rights of the arrested protesters and the behavior of the police.

Interview: Mara Verheyden-Hilliard on the Police-State Crackdown on the Left

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.

Interview: Crackdown on Trump protesters

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.

Protests erupt after acquittal in police killing of Anthony Lamar Smith

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.

Government Demands Massive Private Data from DisruptJ20.org

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.

CounterSpin interviews Mara Verheyden-Hilliard on the right to protest

"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

Trump and Sessions' War on Consent Decrees and Police Accountability

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

PCJF Testifies Against the Appointment of Peter Newsham as DC Metro Police Chief

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.