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Recent Activity

New Report by Researcher Focuses on Role Baltimore Police Contract and Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights Play in Impeding Accountability

A new report “The Baltimore Police Union Contract and the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights: Impediments to Accountability” was released by Samuel Walker of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices

Mayor, Baltimore Schools CEO, Del. McIntosh to join coalition to call for school funding

Baltimore Education Coalition to Urge Gov. Hogan to release school funding

Issues: Education Reform Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Youth Rights

Maryland High Court to Hear Police Accountability Case

State Police refused to provide information regarding complaint in racial slur incident

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Department of Justice launches investigation into Baltimore Police Dept

ACLU applauds move, which will hopefully spur fully enacted reforms

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Statement of the Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline RE: BCPS Freddie Gray Related Disciplinary Actions

The following is a statement from the Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline.

Issues: Education Reform School Facilities Student Achievement Police Practices School Climate

ACLU statement on lifting Baltimore Curfew

We celebrate Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's decision this morning to rescind the order.

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU raises new concerns with Baltimore curfew

We express grave concern about the continuation of the curfew and the manner in which it is being enforced.

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU statement on charges filed against officers in death of Freddie Gray

Starting to address the double standards of our criminal justice system.

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

Statement on Freddie Gray investigation being handed over to state's attorney

We join with the people of Baltimore who demand answers

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Criminal Justice

ACLU asks Baltimore Mayor to lift the curfew

Curfew is continuing at the expense of Baltimore residents' constitutional freedoms

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

Statement on Freddie Gray and police/community conflict in Baltimore

The path to peace goes through justice

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Education Funding Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Groups to Call on Governor Hogan To Take Action Following Death of Freddie Gray

Maryland Coalition for Justice and Equality presses for executive action to address systemic and structural issues

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU Statement on Death of Freddie Gray in Police Custody

Read briefing paper on police-involved killings

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Criminal Justice

Marijuana Decriminalization Fix Bill Passes General Assembly, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Legislation to remove criminal penalties for possession of marijuana paraphernalia was approved by the General Assembly.

Issues: Criminal Justice

Legislature Approves Bill to Restore Voting Rights to 40,000 Marylanders

Broad Coalition Calls on Governor Hogan to Sign Legislation

Issues: Racial Justice Voting Rights and Elections Criminal Justice

AG letter of advice re Student Assistance Organization Business Grants

Letter addresses $5 million in dedicated funding in Governor's Supplemental Budget #2

Issues: LGBT Rights Education Funding Disability Rights Religious Liberty

ACLU Opposes Diversion of State Funds to Subsidize Private and Religious Schools

Governor Hogan Adds $5 Million in Supplemental Appropriation

Issues: LGBT Rights Education Funding Disability Rights Religious Liberty

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pregnant Workers

ACLU of Maryland played lead role in helping to pass state protections for pregnant workers

Issues: Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom

ACLU Briefing Paper Finds At Least 109 Police-Involved Killings Since 2010

Victims from Counties Across Maryland

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU Asks High Court to Uphold Transparency in Police Misconduct Investigations

Case Involves Racial Slur Left on Eastern Shore Woman’s Cell Phone

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government