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  • Presidents Task Force on 21st Century Policing Part 4
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    President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Part 4

    Leaders of several civil rights organizations talked about ways to promote effective crime reduction and build public trust of law enforcement. They spoke at the first meeting of the…

    258 views
  • Hearing on Criminal Justice and Policing Practices
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    Criminal Justice and Policing Practices

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights held a hearing on criminal justice and policing practices after recent protests around the country in the wake of deaths of unarmed black men.…

    1,246 views
  • Washington Journal Laura Murphy on the USA Freedom Act of 2014
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    USA Freedom Act of 2014

    Laura Murphy talked about the USA Freedom Act of 2014, which the Senate voted 58-42 to not consider. The legislation would end the National Security Agency’s (NSA) ability to collect bulk…

    317 views
  • Rally Against NSA Surveillance
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    Rally Against NSA Surveillance

    Stop Watching Us, a coalition of groups against mass surveillance, held a rally on the National Mall in front of the Capitol. Speakers included a former NSA employee, former Representative…

    997 views
  • emLobbyists at Workem
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    Lobbyists at Work

    Beth Leech talked about her book, Lobbyists at Work, in which she profiles various lobbyists working in Washington, DC, to highlight the role they play in our political system. During this event,…

    316 views
  • The Communicators with Grover Norquist and Laura Murphy
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    The Communicators with Grover Norquist and Laura Murphy

    Grover Norquist and Laura Murphy talked about potential changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which governs government access to information stored on the Internet. They argued…

    195 views
  • Forum Celebrates Women in the Civil Rights Movement
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    Women in the Civil Rights Movement

    Women civil rights leaders honored attorney Barbara Arnwine for her achievements in racial justice and civil rights. Then they discussed the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and current issues,…

    334 views
  • Privacy in the Digital Age
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    Privacy in the Digital Age

    Panelists talked about how new technologies have outpaced traditional privacy safeguards and what the possibilities are for updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and other electronic…

    251 views
  • Criminal Justice System
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    Criminal Justice System

    Panelists talked about race and the criminal justice system. Much of the discussion focused on the Trayvon Martin case in Florida in which a white neighborhood watchman shot and killed an…

    797 views
  • New State Voter Identification Laws
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    New State Voter Identification Laws

    Civil rights experts talked about the current status and impact of new state voter identification laws. Hans Von Spakovsky said the laws do not suppress voter turnout and help address the…

    54,486 views
  • New Voter Identification Laws
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    New Voter Identification Laws

    Laura Murphy talked about ways the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Justice Department plan to challenge new voter identification laws in several states. She also responded to…

    169 views
  • Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Jesse Jackson
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    Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Jesse Jackson

    Professor and author Michael Eric Dyson hosted a symposium on the life and legacy of Jesse Jackson. Al Sharpton and Frederick Haynes spoke about Reverend Jackson’s contributions to the civil…

    623 views
  • State Voting Law Changes and Voters Rights
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    State Voting Law Changes and Voters' Rights

    House Democratic members held a forum on recent voter identification requirements in Kansas, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, which had passed voter identification measures requiring a photo ID to…

    3,789 views
  • Civil Liberties and National Security PostSeptember 11
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    Civil Liberties and National Security Post-September 11

    Laura Murphy and Cliff May talked about civil liberties versus security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    293 views
  • The 14th Amendment and Race
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    The 14th Amendment and Race

    Civil rights scholars and leaders talked about the historical significance of the 14th Amendment and recent proposals to repeal it. They also responded to questions from the audience. This…

    823 views
  • Airport Body Scanners
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    Airport Body Scanners

    Laura Murphy talked about the new Transporation Security Administration body scanners, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The ACLU has expressed concerns about the potential…

    194 views
  • Privacy Domestic Intelligence and Information Sharing
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    Privacy, Domestic Intelligence, and Information Sharing

    A panel discussion was held on protecting individual privacy when intelligence agencies share information. Lisa Graves moderated. “The Way Forward: Privacy and Domestic Intelligence and…

    151 views
  • AntiTerrorism Legislation
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    Anti-Terrorism Legislation

    The participants announced the formation of a new organization, Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances, to seek congressional review of the most intrusive provisions of the Patriot Act. It…

    87 views
  • Muslim American Civil Rights
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    Muslim American Civil Rights

    Rep. Conyers, House Judiciary Committee ranking member, and other civil rights advocates held a citizens' hearing on the status of civil rights and civil liberties after the September 11, 2001…

    175 views
  • The Patriot Act
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    The Patriot Act

    The guests talked about President Bush’s call for additional Patriot Act provisions. They also discussed the effectiveness of the Patriot Act in the war on terror. Ms. Toensing argued that…

    52 views
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