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Spy Plane Resumes Flights Over Baltimore Amid COVID-19

May 4, 2020

The expensive aerial surveillance program won’t help heavily disinvested Baltimore, say Ceasefire co-founder Erricka Bridgeford and author Brandon Soderberg.

What’s Being Done To Prevent Deaths in Detention Centers, Prisons?

March 26, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to ACLU Maryland attorney Sonia Kumar, Never Again Action organizer Hallie Berkson-Gold, and ICE Free New Jersey activist Jorge Torres.

Growing Calls to End ICE Raids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 19, 2020

ACLU of Maryland staff attorney says closing immigration courts is a good first step, but warns prisoners and detainees remain at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.

Israeli Security Tech on US-Mexican Border Threatens Nation's Civil Liberties

Israeli Security Tech on US-Mexican Border Threatens Nation’s Civil Liberties 

September 5, 2019

The ACLU’s Jay Stanley says that the Border Patrol’s repurposing of surveillance technology and drones could open doors that put our liberty and privacy at risk

North Carolina Supreme Court Begins Case on Racial Bias in Jury Selection

North Carolina Supreme Court Begins Case on Racial Bias in Jury Selection

September 1, 2019

The North Carolina Supreme Court is hearing a case to decide if racial bias will be allowed to continue in jury selection, or if the Constitution’s promise of due process and a trial by a jury of one’s peers applies to everyone

Tawanda Jones Leads Rally on the Sixth Anniversary of Tyrone West's Death 

Tawanda Jones Leads Rally on the Sixth Anniversary of Tyrone West’s Death 

July 31, 2019

On the sixth anniversary of her brother, Tyrone West’s death at the hands of police, Tawanda Jones leads a rally at the site of where police officers brutalized him, kicking, punching and sitting on him. Delegate Jill P. Carter and advocates from the ACLU attended the rally and spoke about continuing to seek justice for…

Trump Bans Asylum Seekers at the Border in Violation of National and International Law 

Trump Bans Asylum Seekers at the Border in Violation of National and International Law 

July 19, 2019

Litigator Angelo Guisado says Trump’s tactics are proto-fascist, and stopping asylum seekers in transit through other countries violates standing U.S. law and international treaties

Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody - Why?

Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody – Why?

May 29, 2019

Undocumented immigrants seeking asylum are being separated from their children and detained in prison camps as more restrictive racist policies are being imposed by Trump. We discuss the policy with the Border Rights Center Director of ACLU Texas, Astrid Dominguez

"We Can't Be the Best Students if We're Not Put in the Proper Environment"

“We Can’t Be the Best Students if We’re Not Put in the Proper Environment”

May 2, 2019

Students, parents, and the ACLU and NAACP-LDF are suing Maryland for under-funding Baltimore’s majority black school district

Baltimore Is Slaughtering Black Children

Baltimore Is Slaughtering Black Children

March 14, 2019

In the aftermath of a shooting at Frederick Douglass High School, teacher Daniel Parsons argues Baltimore is systematically failing its young people