The official blog of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
Rallies, marches and protests happening in DC and Maryland
Lots of opportunities to speak out for civil rights and liberties!
Issues: Free Speech Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Women's Rights
ACLU Education Reform Project Releases Legislative Priorities for the Maryland General Assembly of 2017
The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly opened this week. The ACLU's Education Reform Project will be there to protect and strengthen education funding for public schools in Maryland, support more capital funding for deficient school facilities, ensure effective and fair discipline policies, and oppose public funds for private and religious schools.
Issues: Education Reform
Baltimore Police Secretly Running Aerial Mass-Surveillance Eye in the Sky
"Wide-area surveillance" involves the deployment of megapixel cameras on a Cessna aircraft
Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Criminal Justice
Because Incarcerated People Matter: ACLU-MD Concerns with the 2020 Census Proposal
The "usual residence" for incarcerated people is their home, and not at the random facility they happen to be held at on Census day.
Issues: Voting Rights and Elections
OpEd: Building a more equitable Port Covington
New paradigm needed to realize equitable growth for all
Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Open Government Women's Rights
Port Covington TIF - Equity Now
Comments and recommendations on the proposed Port Covington TIF to make the project more equitable
Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Education Funding Racial Justice
OPED in Washington Post: Maryland has started on prison reform. But what about the thousands in jails?
Let's build toward a smarter, evidence-based and more humane approach to justice
Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice
Why was it legal to stop Freddie Gray?
Understanding how "race-neutral" policies and practices can create different, and very dangerous, outcomes
Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice
One Year After the Uprising for Freddie Gray and for Police Accountability
One year has passed since the Baltimore Uprising took center stage following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who was killed by the Baltimore City Police Department. There are many truths related to that day.
Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Education Funding Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice
The Justice Reinvestment Opportunity
Where is the justice in a bill that raises criminal penalties and ignores racially disparate patterns in sentencing?
Issues: Racial Justice Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice