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AMP: Grassroots²

Baltimore

Baltimore Action Legal Team


Mission: BALT provides legal support to Baltimore communities as they exercise their civil liberties protesting against injustices rooted in structural racism and economic inequality.

Impact: BALT has been key in training legal observers and directing observers at various protests and actions. Legal Observers (“LO’s”) are the eyes and ears of the legal team – they are tasked with observing and recording incidents and the activities of law enforcement in relation to protests. BALT also runs a 24/7 jail support hotline, provides care outside of the Baltimore City Detention Center (“BCDC”) upon inmate release (including meals, water, morale support, transportation, and medical support), identifies arrestees, directs legal volunteers to conduct jail visits, and helps to negotiate bonds and release.