This is the official blog of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. We believe it is our duty to keep the public informed about the state of their civil liberties. There is no better defender of civil rights than a public that is informed and engaged.
During the height of the protests against the John Hopkins University private police force, many brave students and community members resisted peacefully on campus against a new force that represented a real, unaccountable threat, especially to students and community members of color.
Over 150 years ago, on what is now called Juneteenth, we celebrate the arrival of Major General Gordon Granger and his soldiers at Galveston, Texas, who finally brought news that the Civil War was over and enslaved Black people were free.
To understand how thousands of children were separated from their families under the Trump administration, we need take a look at what has happened through the years.
For this Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, let us take time to remember that the policies of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) also affect Asian and Pacific Islanders in America.