September 8, 2015

End Policing for Profit: Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture

Civil asset forfeiture allows – and, in these times of severe budget cuts, even encourages – law enforcement to seize cash, cars, and other property from suspected law violators without even charging them with a crime. This must end now — please send an urgent message to Congress immediately.


September 2, 2015

Freddie Gray Case to Move Forward

A Maryland state judge in Baltimore denied a motion to dismiss the charges against the six officers accused in Freddie Gray’s death, and also denied a motion to have Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby recuse herself. The defense had sought Mosby’s recusal because her husband, Nick Mosby, is a councilman in a Baltimore district that experienced… Read more »

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August 27, 2015

Marijuana for the Win!

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the latest tax data — and they’re putting those dollars to good use. In Colorado, after about a year and a half of legal recreational marijuana sales, the state has collected more than… Read more »

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