Category Archives for "Press"

Jan 15

OP-ED: Race Neutrality Is a Tool of White Supremacy

By: Dayvon Love | Maryland Matters I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward […]

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Nov 12

AUDIO: Baltimore’s “Eye in the Sky” Program: What’s Next?

  Tom Hall | November 12, 2020 Last May, an Ohio-based company called Persistent Surveillance Systems was granted permission to conduct a six-month trial program in Baltimore — paid for by a foundation in Texas — to determine if an Aerial Investigation Research (AIR) program was an effective way to help local police and prosecutors in […]

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Nov 05

NEWS: A divided federal appeals court rules Baltimore’s surveillance plane is constitutional, cites city’s struggles

McKenna Oxendon | November 5, 2020 A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Baltimore’s controversial surveillance plane is constitutional, finding that it is a tool to help police combat rampant crime without invading the rights and privacy of city residents. The three-judge panel pointed to the city’s homicide count — topping 300 each of the […]

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Jun 17

COMMENTARY: A Path to Reparations for the War on Drugs

By: Lawrence Grandpre | June 17. 2020 Imagine being stuck in jail in the middle of a global pandemic for selling something now considered an “essential product.” The racialized War on Drugs is making this scenario a reality in prisons and jails across America. With the rise of COVID-19, prisons now serve as petri dishes […]

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