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  • ACLU criticizes Md. police on immigration enforcement

    ACLU criticizes Md. police on immigration enforcement
    Law enforcement in Maryland is "unwittingly" being turned into a tool of federal immigration authorities by agreeing to hold people wanted by the Department of Homeland Security, the ACLU said Tuesday. A report published by the American Civil Liberties...
  • Baltimore Police 'stop and frisk' oversight faulted by ACLU

    Baltimore Police 'stop and frisk' oversight faulted by ACLU
    Out of more than 120,000 documented citizen stops by Baltimore Police last year, only 494 resulted in a search and just nine guns were recovered, according to data the agency released to the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. The data offers...
  • Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist

    Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist
    Philip L. Marcus, a former engineer and teacher who became a lawyer and social activist, died Nov. 4 of bladder cancer at his home in Beaverton, Ore. The former Columbia resident was 71. The son of Carl Marcus, an accountant, and Ida Marcus, a...
  • Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis
    Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause. A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the...
  • Arrest disparity a serious problem, with no easy answer [Editorial]

    It's become painfully clear that criminal behavior, substance abuse and mental health problems have certain links that lead to plenty of social ills. Over indulgence in alcohol resulting from one or another kind of mental anguish can result in offenses...
  • Mayor says she won't wave 'Schmoke flag of legalization' for marijuana

    Mayor says she won't wave 'Schmoke flag of legalization' for marijuana
    As some Maryland lawmakers rally for marijuana legalization, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will not be among them. The mayor on Wednesday spoke out against legalizing the drug, saying she does not endorse efforts by a previous mayor, Kurt...
  • McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement

    McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement
    Baltimore Del. Maggie McIntosh joined the chorus of powerful legislators supporting legalized marijuana in Maryland. In a Friday email to supporters, McIntosh identified the legalizing pot as one of four "the biggest, most important issues" facing the...
  • Greater Homewood honors those who help 'transform Baltimore'

    Greater Homewood honors those who help 'transform Baltimore'
    Amanda Ruthven is a tireless volunteer in the Harwood neighborhood within Charles Village. Baltimore City Planning Director Tom Stosur, of the Roland Park area, is leading the city's rewrite of the comprehensive zoning code for the first time in 40...
  • Blacks arrested nearly twice as much as whites for pot in Harford

    Blacks arrested nearly twice as much as whites for pot in Harford
    Blacks are almost two times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession in Harford County than whites, according to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. Maryland has the highest arrest rates for marijuana of any state...
  • Racial disparity in marijuana arrests has grown, ACLU finds

    Racial disparity in marijuana arrests has grown, ACLU finds
    The gap between rates for black and white people arrested on marijuana possession charges widened significantly in the past decade, according to Maryland data released by the American Civil Liberties Union. Meredith Curtis, a spokeswoman for the...
  • Macklemore wants to recruit you for the ACLU

    Macklemore wants to recruit you for the ACLU
    Love him or hate him, there's no denying Macklemore is a high-profile, staunchly spoken advocate for the LGBT community. His straight-penned gay-rights anthem "Same Love" has brought attention to the same-sex marriage fight, and he's used his fame to...
  • Legal marijuana is the next step [Letter]

    Legal marijuana is the next step [Letter]
    When the majority of Maryland voters wanted gay marriage legalized, it was passed by the legislature, and it was done. Survived a referendum, too. When it was discovered that the death penalty was racially biased, it was eradicated at the behest of...