April 26, 2021

Defending Rights and Dissent Statement on DC Police Settlement With Trump Inauguration Protesters

April 26, 2021 The Metropolitan Police Department has settled two separate civil suits stemming from their arrest of Trump Inauguration (“J20”) protesters. The police have agreed to pay out $1.6 million to the plaintiffs, not challenge their requests to expunge
January 7, 2021

Defending Rights & Dissent and Justice for Muslims Collective Condemn Coup Attempt and Police Political Bias, Warn Against Using Events of Jan. 6 to Impose Domestic Terrorism Statute Or Other Measures to Suppress Dissent.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defending Rights & Dissent and Justice for Muslims Collective are non-partisan organizations. We are unwavering in our commitment for people in a democracy to exercise their sacred right to select for themselves their own leaders. Yesterday,  a
January 28, 2020

Defending Rights & Dissent Teams Up With Institute For Policy Studies for A People’s Briefing on FBI Abuse

Sixty people attended a joint Defending Rights & Dissent and Institute for Policy Studies People's Briefing on political surveillance and the FBI.
October 30, 2018
sighns say "keep thought policing out of health and education"

Challenging Countering Violent Extremism Programs in the DMV

Defending Rights & Dissent has teamed up with the Justice for Muslims Collective to host an informative discussion for residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia about the ways the Countering Violent Extremism program is impacting communities in the area. 
August 28, 2018

Lead Prosecutor in Trump Inauguration Protest Trial Sanctioned for Due Process Violations Has Been Made Head of Her Department

DC jurors weren’t particularly impressed with Assistant US Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff’s claims that attending a protest makes one part of a conspiracy, as they failed to convict any of the nearly 200 people arrested during an anti-Trump protest. And Chief Judge Robert Morin, was similarly unimpressed by Kerkhoff’s decision to withhold evidence from the defense and mislead the court about it, which is why he sanctioned the prosecution. Yet, someone at the US Attorney’s Office must have been impressed, as since her ignominious defeat Kerkhoff has been promoted.
November 13, 2017

Letter to UN Special Rapporteurs re Prosecution of Trump Inauguration Protesters

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZNC2r5kGJVw_hCZJwsoC1r3x3oUw2Jmy Original document name: J20 UN SR Letter.pdf , ,
July 11, 2017

DRAD/NLG FOIA request re 2017 Inauguration: DC MPD use of force

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxquWOm79tQ9eWpDaC1aU2hPSVU Original document name: DRAD NLG J20 FOIA.pdf , ,
January 11, 2017

DRAD/NLG FOIA request re 2017 Inauguration: DC MPD infiltration

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1omEI80t8pEg72SaYRSJOWE3Y4PumxB9P Original document name: DRAD NLG FOIA Inauguration .pdf , ,
December 4, 2007

Resolutions and Ordinances Critical of the USA PATRIOT Act and other laws

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_3GXBIfLVB8VTRQM0JJYld5YWs Original document name: BORDC-Local-Resolutions-Book.pdf , ,