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Cory Booker and Newt Gingrich Want to Redefine What Is Considered a “Violent” Crime

13 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Speakers at today’s Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform in Washington DC — cosponsored by the ACLU and Koch Industries — have played it safe, using their time at the podium to decry the country’s incarceration rate in general...Show More Summary

ACLU gets Stung in Wisconsin

Trying to find a silver lining in a major defeat for the anti-voter ID crowd.

Two New Reports from the ACLU

Access Denied: Barriers to Online Voter Registration for Citizens with Disabilities Published by the ACLU and the Center for Accessible Technology focuses on one urgent issue: the accessibility of online voter registration websites for voters with disabilities. The Cost of … Continue reading ?

Dallas Cowboys Honored For Helping Reintegrate Criminals Back Into NFL

yesterdayHumor : The Onion

DALLAS—Praising the organization for their refusal to turn their backs on those with a troubled past, the ACLU honored the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday for their ongoing efforts to reintegrate criminals back into the NFL.

ACLU Report: Chicago Police Use Excessive Stop-and-Frisk on People of Color

Chicago police / Photo by Emily Brosious The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois released findings in a report Monday that show stop-and-frisks by Chicago police disproportionately target people of color -- and justification for these stops frequently fails...

Black Chicagoans Are Disproportionately Stopped By The Police

Data Visualisation by @Jishai. Data Source: ACLU. Visualization Tool: Illustrator.

Wisconsin Delays ID Law As Civil Rights Groups Warn Of Confusion And Voter Suppression

"Right now there's mass confusion out there," says Karyn Rotker with the ACLU of Wisconsin. The post Wisconsin Delays ID Law As Civil Rights Groups Warn Of Confusion And Voter Suppression appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Are Crime and Incarceration Predictable and Preventable?

As an alumnus, I recently read an article published in the Johns Hopkins Magazine written about a part-time faculty member in their distinguished Bloomberg School or Public health, Gerald Eber.  Eber is also an ACLU lawyer whose primary...Show More Summary

Good Point (And Another)

Building on the ACLU nonsense article from yesterday, this was brought up in the comments: All of the politicians and reverends want more police service in their districts. Guess what, you got it. This means more stops by police. Not so fast, now the ACLU says there are too many stops by police. Show More Summary

Chicago's Stop-And-Frisk Rate Four Times New York At Its Worst, ACLU Says

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police officers initiated stop, question and frisk encounters at a much higher rate last summer than their New York City counterparts ever did, and just like with New York's heavily criticized program, Chicago...Show More Summary

Somewhere, Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Guiliani are Green With Envy

Arbitrary police harassment of citizens in Chicago is remarkably pervasive: Perhaps the most startling finding of the ACLU report is that during the summer of 2014, CPD conducted more than a quarter million stops of civilians that did not lead to an arrest. When comparing that number of stops to population in Chicago versus New […]

ACLU sues TSA to make it explain junk science "behavioral detection" program

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The TSA refuses to explain how it spent $1B on a discredited "behavioral detection" program that led airport authoritarians to believe that when they racially profiled fliers, it was because they'd acquired the superpower of spotting guilty people through their "microexpressions." Read the rest

ACLU Report Shows Chicago Stop And Frisk Worse Than New York

Chicago Police are leading the way now in “stop-and-frisk,” surpassing even New York City’s use of the controversial practice. [ more › ]

Activists: Chicago cops used ‘stop-and-frisk’ four times more than NYPD at its peak

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

African American residents disproportionately targeted; ACLU report records 250,000 stops without arrest in May-August 2014 Chicago police officers used stop-and-frisk last summer at more than four times the rate that New York City officers had in the heyday of the practice in 2011, according to a...

“In lawsuit, ACLU says the First Amendment protects anonymous political speech”

KC Star: The Missouri office of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to protect anonymous political speech in the state. The group is representing “John Doe” — a businessman in Ferguson, Mo., who wants to … Continue reading ?

ACLU: Chicago minorities unfairly subjected to stop-and-frisk

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police in Chicago initiated stop-and-frisk procedures at a much higher frequency in summer 2014, the group says

ACLU Lawsuit Seeks Data on TSA's Creepy "Behavior Detection" Program

Airport security basically sucks: Being herded through a Tensabarrier maze alongside a bunch of strangers is vexing enough. Then throw in the bag searches, the bomb-swabs, the mandatory doffing and donning of footwear and accessories,...Show More Summary

Judge Rules For The Release Of Photos Showing Prisoner Abuse

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The ACLU's years-long lawsuit claims the public release of photos that document abuse in prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan is crucial to holding the government responsible.

ACLU Sues TSA for Info On Controversial 'Behavioral Detection' Policies

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking information on a practice called “behavioral detection.” The Transportation Security Agency uses the program to identify potentially dangerous passengers by their characteristics.

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