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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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Revenge Porn Victims Press For New Laws

Annmarie Chiarini’s long-distance boyfriend was goading her to pose nude. The pictures would be for his eyes only, Chiarini recalls him saying, because she was so beautiful and because he missed her so much.

11/15/2013

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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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Carroll Co. Takes Step Closer To Make English Official Language

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to send legislation that would make English the official language of the county to a public hearing.

09/27/2012

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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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ACLU Releases Documents On Background Searches

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is renewing its call for explanations about criminal history database searches of people on an enemies list of Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold.

06/05/2012

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ACLU Says AA Co. Executive’s Number Of Potential Spying Victims Growing

Silence from the Anne Arundel County police chief and county executive has not stopped the American Civil Liberties Union from pushing for critical information in the John Leopold case. They now represent more political figures whose information may have been illegally accessed.

03/28/2012

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New Video Recording Of Baltimore City Police Making An Arrest Adds To Controversy

Baltimore police launch an investigation into a cell phone video that shows officers threatening to arrest a man who was recording them.

02/14/2012

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Justice Dept. Sides With Man Suing Baltimore Police In Recording Suit

Baltimore Police delete video of a controversial arrest at the Preakness from a man’s cell phone. Now, he’s suing and he’s got a powerful new ally.

01/12/2012

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$60,000 Deal Ends Md. Inmate’s Open-Records Case

The state of Maryland is paying $60,000 to resolve a lawsuit that established that state prison inmates have the same right to public records as anyone else.

12/23/2011

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ACLU Suit Against Baltimore City Police Challenges Legality Of Public Recording

Caught on tape. It seems like everyone’s got a camera and when police make an arrest there’s a good chance someone’s recording.

10/31/2011

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