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Baltimore Police Secretly Running Aerial Mass-Surveillance Eye in the Sky

"Wide-area surveillance" involves the deployment of megapixel cameras on a Cessna aircraft

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Criminal Justice

Because Incarcerated People Matter: ACLU-MD Concerns with the 2020 Census Proposal

The "usual residence" for incarcerated people is their home, and not at the random facility they happen to be held at on Census day.

Issues: Voting Rights and Elections

OpEd: Building a more equitable Port Covington

New paradigm needed to realize equitable growth for all

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Open Government Women's Rights

Port Covington TIF - Equity Now

Comments and recommendations on the proposed Port Covington TIF to make the project more equitable

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Education Funding Racial Justice

OPED in Washington Post: Maryland has started on prison reform. But what about the thousands in jails?

Let's build toward a smarter, evidence-based and more humane approach to justice

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Why was it legal to stop Freddie Gray?

Understanding how "race-neutral" policies and practices can create different, and very dangerous, outcomes

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

One Year After the Uprising for Freddie Gray and for Police Accountability

One year has passed since the Baltimore Uprising took center stage following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who was killed by the Baltimore City Police Department. There are many truths related to that day.

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Education Funding Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

The Justice Reinvestment Opportunity

Where is the justice in a bill that raises criminal penalties and ignores racially disparate patterns in sentencing?

Issues: Racial Justice Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

On what's "reasonable" and the breakdown of police discipline

How can police feel so threatened by a shackled man who has not fought back that they don't have to follow General Orders?

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

FBI infrared and night-vision cameras spying on protestors from the skies?

FBI Documents Reveal New Information on Baltimore Surveillance Flights

Issues: Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Racial Justice Police Practices