This piece originally appeared at in the Afro.
Defending civil rights and civil liberties in Maryland
On March 12, the Maryland Judiciary Committee considered HB 1001/ SB 774, which would limit the use of “restrictive housing” – the State’s term for solitary confinement – on children.
On June 11, 2018, a Montgomery County police officer fatally shot Robert White, an unarmed Black man who was walking in his own neighborhood. So far, no one has been held accountable for his death. Shamefully, this is not surprising.