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Delegate seeks colleagues’ support for bill repealing Jim Crow-era law

January 23, 2024

State Del. Karen Simpson is seeking the support of the Frederick County delegation in trying to repeal a 1917 law that prescribes road work as a punishment for “vagrants” and others accused of violating municipal laws in the city of Frederick. In an interview on Monday, Simpson (D-3) said that Section 9, Subtitle 5, of the Code of Maryland contains a number of provisions that seem to target certain groups of people, including those without homes, for forced labor.


Article Source: Frederick News-Post

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