Gag Orders silence victims of police abuse as a condition of resolving their cases. It is a systemic problem in Baltimore City, that deeply harms women and communities of color. Victims of police abuse, community leaders, and local organizations are coming together to demand that Baltimore City end it's gag order policy.
During the event community members will write letters to city officials talking about why this matters to them and the need to stop the gag orders. This event is open to all. It is the first of a series of events to highlight and end gag orders as apart of policy abuse settlement agreements.
"If your voice held no power, they would not try to silence you. Use your power. Speak up!" - Ashley Overbey, ACLU client in the Baltimore Gag order lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland has two lawsuits challenging the practice as an unconstitutional violation of free speech.