WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

ACLU Investigates Abuses Of Anne Arundel Exec

Play associated audio

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is looking into allegations that an Anne Arundel County Executive requested police keep dossiers on his political opponents. The ACLU said today it's concerned that John Leopold's alleged actions might violate a 2009 law barring surveillance of that nature.

Along with the ACLU, the director of Civil Rights for the Maryland Attorney General, Carl Snowden, is requesting an investigation by the County Council.

Snowden is among those Leopold allegedly asked county police to keep records on, because he viewed him as a political challenger.

Leopold was indicted last week on charges of misusing his police protection squad, including making them wait while he had sexual encounters in parking lots. Leopold said he will fight the charges.


Heroic Women In Strong Poses: Serena Williams, Amy Schumer In Pirelli Calendar

"Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman." — that's how comedian Amy Schumer sums up this year's Pirelli calendar.

High-Sodium Warnings Hit New York City Menus

The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.

Congress Strikes Deal On 5-Year Transportation Bill

For the first time in a decade, congressional leaders have reached a bipartisan agreement on a long-term bill to fix, maintain and expand the nation's roads, bridges, rails and mass transit.
WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.