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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) DC is a local chapter of a national network organizing white people for racial justice.
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Josh Kaplan Sep 12
In most states, all defendants have the right to a jury. In D.C., they don't. I wrote about Council's anti-jury policies that made convictions surge, the thousands of people this still impacts daily, and how prosecutors are eroding the rights that are left
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Shana Knizhnik Sep 10
The spent longer than my entire *two-year* job at not complying with the law requiring transparency as to all stops & frisks in DC, only now, a year into my new job, releasing *some* data. It was never difficult to see why.
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Stop Police Terror Project DC Sep 10
Yesterday, thanks to the efforts of , and our org, the finally followed a judge’s orders and released preliminary stop-and-frisk data.
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Stop Police Terror Project DC Sep 6
Appreciate 's continued coverage of . Unlike the DC US Attorney or Chief Newsham, he did the research.
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Occupation Free DC Sep 5
"Cages doesn't solve anything. We believe in a world where people aren't just living, they're thriving"- from paints a vision of the world we can build if we stop investing in prisons and police
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Stop Police Terror Project DC Sep 5
Speaking for , : "People are worthy of redemption, people are worthy of second chances, people are worthy of the respect and dignity that cages take away."
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Andrea Zimmermann Sep 5
. of reminds us of a similar CA law that was passed and very successfully and eventually broadened.
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BYP100 Sep 5
We are outside of the US attorney office to show our support for the Second Look Amendment Act, a decarceration effort to bring more of our folks back home!
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Tiffany Yang Sep 5
Show up, DC! Using racist fearmongering, DC fed prosecutors are trying to gut the Second Look Amendment Act. Join and impacted communities at 6 PM tonight (555 4th Street NW) to . If you can’t go, sign:
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ACLU of DC Sep 4
If you believe we are all better than our worst act, if you believe in redemption and rehabilitation, and you believe serving 15 years of a sentence as minimum to *even be considered* for resentencing, sign this petition:
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Stop Police Terror Project DC Sep 3
Replying to @DMVBlackLives @BYP_100
And come out with us, and THIS THURSDAY as we make our voices heard and tell US Attorney Jesse Liu she doesn't speak for DC
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Stop Police Terror Project DC Sep 3
Replying to @StopCopTerrorDC
However the Trump-appointed US Attorney for DC, with help from some DC officials, is using fearmongering and racism to attack the bill 
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Stop Police Terror Project DC Sep 3
Support and 's efforts to defend the bill by signing the petition from
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Stop Police Terror Project DC Sep 3
The Second Look Amendment Act is an extremely modest reform that simply allows people who were incarcerated when they were under age 25, and have served at least 15 years, to petition for release 
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Stop Police Terror Project DC Sep 1
SUN SEPT 8 Join the family of in their fight for justice. On the day Queese would have turned 24, help us canvass the neighborhood and demand the release of MPD bodycam footage
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BlackLivesMatter DC Aug 29
. put cuff’s on this woman while a 4 month baby was strapped to her chest. This is insane and the same 7th District Officers we’ve followed for years!
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Sanctuary DMV Aug 26
🚨ACTION ALERT🚨CONTACT your At-Large & Ward DC Councilmembers TODAY to demand an end to all cooperation between the DC Jail and ICE. See script here: DC FOLX, please take action & RT!
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Sanctuary DMV Aug 23
Is DC a sanctuary city? NO! This article shows how the DC Jail actively cooperates with ICE to take immigrants away from their families and community:
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Stop Police Terror Project DC Aug 23
Replying to @HowardU
Stop-and-frisk harms whole communities. From Professor Josephine Ross: “Studies indicate that stop-and-frisk policing can be bad not only for the health of those targeted but also bad for the health of the whole community.”
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Stop Police Terror Project DC Aug 23
Stop-and-frisk doesn’t keep us safe. As New York City’s rate of stop-and-frisks fell so did its murder rate, In 2017 it saw the lowest number of murders since the 1950s.
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