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Recent Activity

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

ACLU Defends Activists Sued For Organizing Petition Drive

Taking a stand against lawsuits intended to keep Marylanders from speaking out on matters of public concern.

Issues: Free Speech

EEOC finds "reasonable cause" to believe Pocomoke race discrimination plaintiffs

Plantiffs refute baseless attempt to excuse discrimination

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Talbot Co violated open meetings law in vote to retain Confederate statue

Closed-door meeting and vote violated state law

Issues: Racial Justice Open Government

ACLU Sues to Protect Access of Migrant Farmworkers to Legal Aid

Expedited Review Sought to Lift Unconstitutional Montgomery County Police Order

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices

ACLU Sues To Ensure Consideration of Youth Status in Sentencing and Parole

Maryland must meet constitutional requirement of "a second chance" for rehabilitated juvenile lifers

Issues: Racial Justice Disability Rights Youth Rights Due Process Prisoners' Rights

Solitary confinement reporting bill passes General Assembly

Bill will shine light into Maryland's practices

Issues: Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

ACLU Update: At Least 21 People Died in Police Custody in Maryland in 2015

81 Percent of Those Killed Were Black; Every Unarmed Person Killed Was Black

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Criminal Justice

Baltimore County signs agreement with HUD to end decades of housing discrimination

A turning of the page from a long history of segregation and exclusion

Issues: Fair Housing Racial Justice Disability Rights Women's Rights

ACLU raises concerns with Baltimore Police Department body camera policy

Officers should not be allowed to access their own body camera footage before being questioned about an incident

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU Represents Activist Kwame Rose at Trial Over Arrest During Peaceful Political Protest

Arrest during protest after mistrial declared in trial of Officer William Porter in the killing of Freddie Gray

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process