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Recent Activity

Judge Dismisses FOP suit seeking to block Civilian Review Board

Police accountability advocates filed a brief challenging the FOP

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights Criminal Justice

Maryland Children Need Additional $2.6 Billion for Adequate Education

Edadvo, Education Advocate, Newsletter, Adequacy Study Draft, ACLU Analysis, October 2016, Kirwan Commission

Issues:

DOJ Gets Involved in Pocomoke Police Race Discrimination Case

Plaintiffs Hail U.S. Department of Justice Intervention

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

ACLU Urges Justice Department to Investigate the Use and Impact of Face Recognition

ACLU of Maryland Raises Concerns About Impact in Baltimore

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Free Speech Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Report Outlines the Consequences of Maryland's Diversion Programs for Noncitizens

Report finds guilty plea requirements lead to prolonged detention, deportation

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

Victory in "bullhorn" anti-protest case against Kwame Rose

Final charge dropped, called "unlawful"

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

Frivolous "SLAPP" Lawsuit Seeking to Block Free Speech in Harford County Dismissed

SLAPP suits seek to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with litigation costs

Issues: Free Speech

Police Secretly Put Large Part of Baltimore Under Constant Aerial Video Surveillance

Technology Was Developed for U.S. Military in Iraq

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

School police being used as auxiliary Baltimore police officers?

Statement from Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline

Issues: Education Reform Immigrants' Rights Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Police Practices Youth Rights Juvenile Justice School Climate

Baltimore Education Coalition Speaks Out on Port Covington's Impact on State Education Aid

Groups challenges MuniCap analysis

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

Department of Justice findings regarding the Baltimore City Police Department

Total lack of supervision and accountability has allowed abuses to flourish unchecked

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Women's Rights

Citing Governor's Claim of "Declining Revenues," Groups Ask for Transfer of Public Funding from Private to Public Schools

Call on Gov to withhold $5 million set aside for private school vouchers as part of FY2017 budget

Issues: Education Reform LGBT Rights Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Youth Rights Religious Liberty

REPORT: Excessive, Wrongheaded Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in Maryland

Most Could Be Safely Released on Bond While Their Cases Progress

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Prisoners' Rights Women's Rights

Statement on Police-Involved Shooting of Korryn Gaines

It should be the goal of police that all involved in encounters survive

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Criminal Justice Women's Rights

Statement After Charges Dropped Against Remaining Officers Regarding Freddie Gray

It is a travesty that not one Baltimore Police officer will be held accountable by the court

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

Advocates Call on Mayor and Police Commissioner to Remove Barriers to Police Accountability

Civilian oversight and transparency in police discipline needed

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights

ACLU Slams "Postcard-Only" Prison Mail Proposal

Maryland would be first state in Nation to ban personal letters

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

ACLU Challenges Baltimore Police Union’s Attempt to Block Work of Civilian Review Board

Brief urges Court to dismiss FOP case as frivolous and contrary to improving police-community relations

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU-MD Statement on the Police Killings in Louisiana and Minnesota

ACLU-MD Statement on the Police Killings in Louisiana and Minnesota

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

Will there be individualized justice or accountability for Mr. Gray's death?

Statement from the ACLU of Maryland

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