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Apr 08

Open Letter to the MD General Assembly

Open Letter to the MD General Assembly To the members of the MD General Assembly: First, we want to offer our condolences to Michael Busch’s family and friends. It is unfortunate that the important conversation about the leadership of the Maryland General Assembly has to come at a time where many people are mourning his […]

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Feb 21

2019 MD General Assembly

2019 MD General Assembly We’ll be posting updates on our work during session. Check back here to see updates on progress and an any actions! (3/20/2019) – UPDATE: Hopkins Private Police Force being heard in House Judiciary Committee This week the House Judiciary Committee will be voting on a bill – HB 1094 / SB 793 – that […]

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Jun 04

2018 Legislative Report Card

Since becoming active in public policy advocacy in Maryland, LBS has realized that one of the biggest obstacles to improved conditions of Black people is public awareness about what goes on in the legislature. Navigating the Annapolis legislative terrain requires two things: attention to detail and time. The complicated mechanics of the state’s 90- day […]

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Oct 20

Courts and Computers Produce Bias Bail; Can Communities Produce Justice?

By Dayvon Love and Lawrence Grandpre In the American judicial system, the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, as the recent opinion of the Maryland State Attorney General demonstrates, this is too often not what happens in practice. A third of Maryland’s jail population is incarcerated for their inability to pay bail.  Hundreds […]

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