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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

Parents, Civil Rights Groups Sue Maryland For Underfunding Public Schools

March 7, 2019

The State of Maryland is facing fresh allegations of failing to adequately fund majority black schools, according to a brief jointly filed by parents, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and NAACP Legal Defense fund on Thursday, March 7.

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