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Recent Activity

Advocates to hold press conference regarding state workgroup meeting on LEOBR

Groups Decry Law Enforcement-Dominated Hearing

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU Files 2nd Open Meeting Complaint Against Pocomoke

Officials Face Accusations of Racial Bias in Firing of Police Chief

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Important Cell Phone Location Data Ruling Protects Privacy

Federal Appeals Court Rules Warrant Is Required for Cell Phone Location Tracking

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Police Practices Due Process Criminal Justice

ACLU Files Open Meetings Complaint Against Pocomoke City

The Real News Network, other media blocked from public town meeting on racial bias concerns with police chief firing

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Open Government

ACLU Comment on Closure of Decaying and Dangerous Jail Building in Baltimore

Maryland must provide safe housing and adequate health care to detainees

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Disability Rights Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

Baltimore City Schools Hosts Conversations About School Police

Baltimore City Public Schools and City Delegation have scheduled 7 "Community Conversations" to discuss school police policy in July 2015.

Issues: Education Reform

Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Fair Housing in Maryland and Across the Country

The United States Supreme Court today issued an important ruling, declining to rollback the protections of the Fair Housing Act – a tremendous victory for equal opportunity, and for the future of our nation

Issues: Fair Housing

ACLU Statement on Teleta Dashiell Opinion from the Court of Appeals

ACLU Statement on Teleta Dashiell Opinion from the Court of Appeals

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Seven districts lose funding under Governor Hogan's education budget for School Year 2015-16

The state legislature set aside funding in the state budget to fully fund education. Despite overwhelming bipartisan support, Governor Hogan decided not to accept the budget.

Issues: Education Reform

ACLU to Hold "Police Accountability to the Communities They Serve," Annual Chapter Dinner and Discussion

Guest speakers include Del. Alonzo Washington, sponsor of House Bill 954, to require police departments to report to the state civilian deaths as a result of a police encounter.

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

As Legislative Work Group on Police Accountability Begins, Activists to Set Out Reform Principles

Groups from across the state will then travel to Annapolis for workgroup meeting

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Ruling Upholds Right of Individuals Targeted as "Enemies" by Leopold to Seek Justice

Decision reinforces state's public information law

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices Open Government

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