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Dirt Bikes, Black youth and Baltimore

LBS encourages the community to pressure the Baltimore City Council and the mayor to allow for people to recover their bikes when confiscated by law enforcement and to establish a site for dirt bike riders to lawfully ride in Baltimore.

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The Power of Prosecutors

What does it say about Maryland that one of the major gatekeepers of criminal justice policy in Maryland is someone who, by the nature of his profession and political context, is a prosecutor?

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Maryland Legalization Begins Today

Policy Director of the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle Dayvon Love talks with Jayne about the war on drugs in America, what reparations for the black community should look like and the future of convicted drug offenders.

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Young People For Progress Share Their View On “Police Free Schools” At The TP/SS Campus

Maryland, the first state to enact the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights (LEBOR), has now become the first state to repeal it. The decision was motivated by the need to increase community accountability for police misconduct, as discussed by organizations like Young People for Progress and Leaders of Beautiful Struggle. Advocates emphasize the importance of mental health support and transformative justice in schools to prevent the criminalization of students.

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Baltimore’s Fight for Reparations

In May 2023, Baltimore made history by establishing the Community Reinvestment and Reparations Commission to distribute funds from the Community Reinvestment and Repair Fund. Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, discusses the significance of this commission and the critical role of reparations and reinvestment in Baltimore.

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Letter of Accountability

In this letter, we will be discussing allegations regarding sexual assault made by unidentified person(s) that have been posting on social media under the auspices of “MeToo Baltimore”.

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How do we move from protest to policy in #DefundingThePolice?

Any funding that is taken from the police department should be reinvested in an alternative community safety infrastructure. While this is happening, we need to be able to demonstrate to our community that this alternative infrastructure will meet the needs of the elements of our community that struggle most with being safe in their neighborhoods.

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