Obama's choice, Charles Ramsey, was condemned by the D.C. Council for policing tactics
PCJF response to D.C. Chief Lanier's 'chilling' activation of civil disturbance units for Ferguson protests
D.C. local media is reporting that Police Chief Cathy Lanier has activated 17 civil disturbance platoons and the special operations division (which include K-9, the bomb squad and the emergency response team), instructing that they will be working on Sunday and Monday in preparation for Ferguson-related protests.
Protesters Were Supposed To Hear Warnings Before Federal Police Moved In. They Didn't
Posted by Steven Patt · September 18, 2020 8:42 PM
Washington Post: A victory for free speech on the Mall
Posted by Steven Patt · November 04, 2019 3:19 PM
FAIR's Counterspin Radio interviews Mara Verheyden-Hilliard about protest suppression
Posted by Partnership for Civil Justice Fund · October 19, 2018 12:54 PM
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Occupy Wall Street Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrests
Attorneys from the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) on Oct. 4 filed a class action lawsuit against Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Kelly and the City of New York, charging mass violations of constitutional rights in the trap and detain mass arrest of 700 demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge this past Saturday, October 1, 2011. The lawsuit charges that the NYPD engaged in a premeditated, planned, scripted, and calculated effort to sweep the streets of protestors and disrupt a growing protest movement in New York.
McClatchy DC: Public to Secret Service at White House: Don’t fence us out
Washingtonians are pushing back against suggestions that the U.S. Secret Service might make it harder for the public to get close to the White House.
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PCJF condemns proposals to close White House area to protests
Bloomberg News: Secret Service Erects Extra Barrier to Buffer White House
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, a Washington-based civil liberties legal group, called proposals to further restrict the area around the White House, frequently the site of protests, “an outrageous assault on free speech.”