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Baltimore Rejects Plan to Arm School Police During School Day

Baltimore Rejects Plan to Arm School Police During School Day

January 23, 2019

The Baltimore school board rejected the proposal amid heated debate. Meanwhile, we get a response to an ACLU and NAACP-LDF letter demanding Maryland adequately fund Baltimore schools

Will “Tough on Crime” Policies Fuel Mass Incarceration?

Will “Tough on Crime” Policies Fuel Mass Incarceration?

January 18, 2019

As three of the most powerful men in Maryland vow to crack down on repeat violent offenders, community advocates question their plans to address the root causes of inequality and violence

Departing Official says Baltimore is Over-Policed

Departing Official says Baltimore is Over-Policed

October 17, 2018

Amid protest over a controversial policy that forces police brutality victims to remain silent, a top police spokesman says Baltimore’s emphasis on law enforcement is a “recipe for failure.”

Previously Anonymous Police Officers Named in ACLU Suit for J20 Abuses

January 3, 2018

A new filing in a civil suit names 27 officers who allegedly violated civil rights during Inauguration protests, including pepper spraying a 10-year-old boy

United Kingdom

September 17, 2017
CAGE International Director Muhammad Rabbani is about to stand trial for refusing to give UK police the password to his laptop, which contained information about torture survivors. He’s using his case to challenge Britain’s anti-terrorism legislation, Schedule 7

Should People Boycott Israel?

July 20, 2017
A bipartisan Senate bill would make boycotting Israel punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But a new pushback from groups including the ACLU could help stop the ‘draconian’ measure, says Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

20,000 Drug Cases Could be Dismissed Because of Chemist’s Wrongdoing

April 21, 2017

A Massachusetts chemist who faked over 20,000 thousand drug analyses ruined countless lives says Carl Williams of the ACLU

The Blue State Where Progressive Reforms go to Die

February 23, 2017

Maryland is blocking police reforms despite damning DoJ report and pleas from activists – By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

Mass Arrests Expected at Republican and Democratic Conventions

June 30, 2016

Activist and author Kris Hermes and ACLU’s Steve David discusses a recent victory against free speech restrictions on protests in Cleveland, and the long history of mass arrests and harassment against political speech

ALCU and NAACP Allege Talbot County Voted in Secret to Keep Confederate Statue

February 23, 2016

Another Eastern Shore town is under fire for making controversial decisions involving race behind closed doors