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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.

08/04/2014

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ACLU Gets Md. Town To Rescind Campaign Sign Limits

The western Maryland town of Hancock is rescinding an ordinance that put time limits on front-yard campaign signs after the American Civil Liberties Union objected on First Amendment grounds.

07/10/2014

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Activists Demand Full Review Of Police Taser Policy After Teen’s Death

Activists want Baltimore City Police to stop using Tasers after the death of a teenager inside a hospital. They’re demanding a full review of police procedures as the commissioner announced a plan to give a Taser to every uniformed officer.

05/27/2014

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Baltimore City May Impose New Curfew For Teens

Cracking down on curfews. Baltimore City may soon impose a tough new curfew for teens. City leaders say they want to keep kids off the streets but opponents say the new restrictions may be unconstitutional.

05/12/2014

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Landmark Settlement Reached In Preakness Arrest Case; New Police Policy Spells Out Recording Rights

A Baltimore City lawsuit settlement sparks major police policy and training reforms that affect everyone with a cell phone camera.

03/12/2014

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Bill Would Stop Shackling Of Pregnant Inmates

Some of Maryland’s local jails still shackle female inmates as they’re giving birth–a harmful and unnecessary practice, women’s advocates say.

01/28/2014

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Ocean City Settles With Violinist

Ocean City is settling a free-speech challenge of the town’s noise ordinance by a boardwalk violinist.

11/22/2013

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ACLU Questions Baltimore Police’s ‘Stop & Frisk’ Method

The ACLU calls attention to the Baltimore Police Department’s use of “stop and frisk” after records show the tactic isn’t getting the results you’d expect.

11/20/2013

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Md. Bill Would Limit Local Immigration Policing

The American Civil Liberties Union says a state senator is seeking to limit local police involvement in immigration enforcement.

11/19/2013

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ACLU: Md. Police Car Scanners Raise Invasion Of Privacy Concerns

Get behind the wheel in Maryland, and there’s a good chance you’re being followed. Not in the traditional sense, but by license plate readers.

07/18/2013

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ACLU: Police Record License Plates By The Millions

A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people’s movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good.

07/17/2013

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8-Year-Old ‘Pastry Pistol’ Boy Now A Member Of NRA, ACLU

Josh Welch got in trouble for something he did in school. Now it seems a lot of people Josh doesn’t know want to be his friend.

05/31/2013

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