Just one 24 hour period in my work this week showed how dangerously misguided Baltimore leaders continue to be in their efforts to reduce violence. They are looking once again to "tough on crime" policies that lock up more Black residents, for longer periods of time.
Defending civil rights and liberties in Maryland
This Women's History Month, we remember that it was a woman who founded the ACLU of Maryland: Elisabeth Gilman, daughter of the first president of Johns Hopkins University. In 1921 she formed The Maryland Civil Liberties Committee.
There was hope that holding officers personally accountable for paying those (very rare) punitive damages would help deter that kind of egregious misconduct.