A community response
for Montgomery County, Maryland to end profiling, brutality,
and other misconduct by police.
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SSJC Taking Action
#Justice4Finan Protest and Vigil, May 24, 2020
Over 100 vehicles and people arriving on foot to protest the unjust and inexcusable killing of Finan Berhe on May 7, 2020.
Updates and Press Releases
- Montgomery County Police release body cam video from fatal officer-involved shootingMontgomery County Police release body cam video from fatal officer-involved shooting (fox5dc.com)
- Press Conference Announcement:July 26, 2021 Who: Family of Ryan LeRoux & Silver Spring Justice Coalition When: Tuesday 4:30 pm, July 27, 2021 Where: Johnson’s Local Park, 18000 Washington Grove Lane, Gaithersburg, MD Statement: In response to the fatal police shooting of 21-year old Ryan LeRoux in Gaithersburg on July 16, 2021, the Silver Spring Justice Coalition demandsContinue reading “Press Conference Announcement:”
- (no title)Silver Spring Justice Coalition For Immediate Release Contact: Bob Veiga: 240-441-5706 Silver Spring, MD (July 19, 2021)–In response to the police shooting of a county resident in Gaithersburg on June 16, 2021, the Silver Spring Justice Coalition demands full transparency from the Montgomery County Police Department regarding this event, resignation of MCPD leadership, and redoubledContinue reading
HOW IT BEGAN: ROBERT LAWRENCE WHITE
On June 11, 2018, a Montgomery County police officer accosted, pursued,
and then shot and killed Robert White, an unarmed Black man strolling
in his own neighborhood. SSJC began as a community response to
Mr. White’s needless death and to the department’s conclusion that the
officer’s actions were lawful and justified.
The coalition draws from throughout Montgomery County, including
neighbors of Robert White, community members, faith groups, and civil and human rights organizations.
SSJC envisions a county where harm by police is eliminated, while community and individuals are empowered.
SSJC aims to reduce the presence of police in our communities; eliminate violence and harm by police ; establish transparency and accountability; and redirect public funds toward community needs.
As a broad-based coalition, SSJC is focused on changing policing in Montgomery County. We also work in alliance with other groups to reform county, state, and national laws and policies that affect local policing. We provide a platform to educate, advocate, and organize Montgomery County residents in order to achieve our vision.