Category Archives for "Press"

May 01

PRESS: Baltimore Police Launch Surveillance Plane Pilot Program

Pat Warren | May 1, 2020 The Baltimore Police Department’s controversial surveillance plane pilot program launched Friday. The Aerial Investigation Plane system will provide surveillance of 90 percent of the city over a maximum period of 180 days, focusing on murders, non-fatal shootings, armed robberies and car-jackings. Three planes will fly over the city as […]

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Apr 24

PRESS: Since Freddie Gray – Five Years Later, What’s Changed?

Mary Rose Madden | 4.24.2020 Freddie Gray, a young black man from the city’s west side, died from a severe spinal cord injury suffered while in police custody on April 19, 2015. His death touched off demonstrations and unrest and it raised crucial questions about the relationship between city police and the black community. And […]

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Apr 09

PRESS: ACLU sues Baltimore Police over contract for private planes to survey city for photographic evidence of crime

Emily Opilo | Apr 09, 2020 The American Civil Liberties Union and its Maryland branch are suing the Baltimore Police Department over a controversial plan to fly surveillance planes over the city, the group announced Thursday. The suit, filed Thursday in federal court, challenges the city’s surveillance contract, narrowly approved last week by the city’s […]

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Mar 20

Update from LBS concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Peace family, Like many organizations in Baltimore, we are closely monitoring updates and developments concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The health and well being of our communities is paramount. Effective immediately, all of our core team members are working remotely and will not be present at our office. We are also postponing and/or canceling all of our […]

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Mar 09

PRESS: Tough on crime strategies like those proposed for Baltimore don’t work in corrupt police departments (Commentary)

Dayvon Love | 3/9/2020 Gov. Larry Hogan has criticized the legislature in general, and Senate Judicial Proccedings’ Chair Will Smith in particular, for his unwillingness to consider any of Mr. Hogan’s crime proposals, which include mandatory minimums. Since then, Senator Smith’s committee has moved one of the governor’s bill to the floor, which in some […]

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