The official blog of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
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
For the Irony Files
Medical Licensing Organization Tells Med Student to Pump Breast Milk in Bathroom During Medical Boards
Issues: Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom
20 years in prison for having less than a quarter ounce of pot!?
Ronald Hammond's case sums up so much of what is wrong with drug laws and mass incarceration in America.
Issues: Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice
Teleta's story: Demanding answers on police abuse
Police accountability case brought by Teleta Dashiell against Maryland State Police before state's high court
Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government
Surveillance, Spying, and Political Free Speech
An Open Letter to Governor-Elect Hogan regarding the Appointment of Tim Hutchins to Head the Maryland Department of Homeland Security
Issues: Free Speech Safe and Free Police Practices Open Government
Police Killings in Maryland and Beyond
After a series of police killings in Maryland, and the police killing of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, concern about police practices has dramatically increased.
Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices