(BALTIMORE, MD, 3/3/21) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging community members to attend an emergency action in Annapolis hosted by the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability (MCJPA) this Thursday, March 4, to call on lawmakers to pass meaningful police reforms at the state level.
WHAT: MCJPA Emergency Action for Police Reform
WHEN: Thursday, March 4, 4 p.m. ET
WHERE: Meet at Annapolis District Court, 251 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD; Walk to Lawyers’ Mall
CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Intern Huzzaifa Muhammad, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Director in Maryland Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062
This is a critical week for several bills related to repealing the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, transparency, use of force guidelines, and more. Last week, the civil rights group issued a release urging lawmakers to fix unconstitutional amendments and avoid provisions that would weaken the substance of the bills.
SEE: CAIR Urges Maryland Lawmakers to Fix Unconstitutional Amendments, Take Meaningful Action on Police Reform Bills in General Assembly
The Maryland Coalition for Justice & Police Accountability (MCJPA) is a large, diverse, statewide coalition of 90+ organizations united to demand 5 police reforms:
- Repeal the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBR).
- Restore control of the Baltimore City Police Department to Baltimore City residents.
- Make investigations into police misconduct transparent.
- Limit the use of force by law enforcement.
- Remove police from our children’s schools.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.