The official blog of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
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