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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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ACLU Opposes Cell Phone Tracking Information Bill

The Maryland House Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would allow law enforcement officials to obtain location records from mobile devices without a search warran

02/05/2013

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Anne Arundel Co. Executive John Leopold Faces Another Lawsuit

Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold faces another lawsuit. The suit stems from a so-called “enemies list,” information he’s accused of compiling on his political opponents.

12/12/2012

Jennifer Hunt

4 Servicewomen Sue Government To Be Treated Equally

Women in the U.S. military are fighting the government for its policy banning female servicemembers from direct combat roles. A Maryland soldier is at the center of the controversial issue. She’s suing the Department of Defense, saying the policy hurts her chances for a promotion.

12/04/2012

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ACLU Seeks Policies Ensuring Right To Video Police

Many police departments have cameras to record you. Now, a civil rights group says you should be able to turn the cameras on police without fear.

07/23/2012

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