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Lawrence Grandpre is the Director of Research for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. His focuses include criminal justice, police accountability, and community-based economic/educational development. He is the co-author of "The Black Book" and his work has been featured in The Guardian and The Baltimore Sun.

Jan 19

The Community Restoration Fund – A Policy Road Map to Reparations for the ‘War on Weed’

By Lawrence Grandpre | Op-Ed

Budgets are moral documents. They define a society’s values and show material commitments to the priorities they proclaim to uphold. Over the past 50 years, the city of Baltimore and the State of Maryland’s active investments in policing the War on Drugs have created conditions of concentrated poverty in Baltimore City. While not limited to […]

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Jan 08

CALL TO ACTION: Don’t Let Cops Write Your Reforms – Demand REAL Change in 2016

By Lawrence Grandpre | Uncategorized

Maryland’s Lawmakers Are About To Ask You to Help Them Co-Opt The Police Reform Movement.  Tell Them No Thanks!  The 2016 Maryland General Assembly is fast approaching.  We want to begin to give legislators the message that we want substantive police reform to pass during this year’s session. Very soon the “work group” consisting of member of […]

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Jun 22

VIDEO: “Black on Black Crime” Decoded

By Lawrence Grandpre | Op-Ed

Many people are having conversations about so called “Black on Black crime”, but the people most impacted by and involved with the problem are rarely at the center of the conversation, with elite academic and political “experts” marginalizing indigenous violence. Also, rarely is the context which produces these conditions analysed. LBS Baltimore thus presents an […]

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