Baltimore man was located, searched earlier this year after use of a stingray.
My heart aches today. I'm in Ferguson – supporting the incredible work of ACLU of Missouri, meeting with activists, helping out legal observers, handing out Know Your Rights t-shirts and cards to protesters. And, as a person of color, I'm here bearing witness. Last night, we stood with thousands of others in Ferguson, listening to St. Show More Summary
In a statement released Monday night, the American Civil Liberties Union affirmed their belief that police are not entitled to fair and just treatment under the law. Despite the fact that a grand jury spent months evaluating vast amounts...Show More Summary
The ACLU attorney representing same-sex couples who sued for marriage rights is amending the lawsuit to increase the impact of marriage equality in Kansas. read more
“As Ferguson waits, some lessons from the Rodney King riots” [Radley Balko] “ACLU wins federal court orders on right to video police in Ferguson, elsewhere” [St. Louis Post-Dispatch] “What charges could the Michael Brown grand jury consider,...Show More Summary
As we wait for the St. Louis county grand jury to reach a decision on whether or not to indict Officer Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, ACLU national staff is in Ferguson, Missouri to support the work of the ACLU of Missouri and...Show More Summary
Advances in technology have given police agencies vastly expanded surveillance capabilities. Facial recognition software that can identify suspects, databases that can be tapped to track suspects' movements and locations, automatic license plate readers, social media monitoring, body cameras...
ST. LOUIS — The ACLU of Missouri has secured three federal court orders regarding citizens’ right to record police, as the region girds for potential protests in the days ahead. The orders signed by U.S. District Judge John A. Ross are in response to a motion filed by the ACLU last week. The organization complained [...]
To the editor: For the second time this year, the ACLU of Southern California learned in newsprint that, according to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, we are collaborating with the LAPD to draft a drones policy. As noted in a correction published by The Times on Wednesday, this...
News from Kansas, Arkansas, and more. The post Equality news round-up: ACLU to broaden same-sex marriage lawsuit, and more appeared first on Equality On Trial.
The ACLU of Kansas is poised to amend its lawsuit challenging the ban on same-sex marriage in order to force state agencies to grant marriage benefits to same-sex couples. Yesterday, we reported that despite marriage equality having commenced in many...
Via the Wichita Eagle: The lawyer who successfully sued to overturn Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage in federal court now plans to amend the lawsuit in order to force state agencies to grant marriage benefits to same-sex couples. Same-sex...Show More Summary
A Louisiana bus driver far overstepped her call of duty when she pulled a 16-year-old boy aside and advised him to repent for his sins.The ACLU of Louisiana this week sent a letter to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System superintendent,...Show More Summary
Team WIN THE MORNING discovers Rand Paul is a self-serving Republican Glibertarian douchebag, and finds that civil liberties groups like the ACLU are 1) mad at Rand darnit and 2) staffed by people with the common sense of a three-week old bowl of German potato salad. “He could have voted against the bill on final [Read more...]
The ACLU is filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request today for information about a newly revealed Marshals Service program that uses aircraft to suck up location data from tens of thousands of people’s cell phones at a time. The U.S. Show More Summary
The ACLU of Louisiana on Tuesday urged the East Baton Rouge Parish School System to take action after a school bus driver allegedly tried to make a student “repent” because she thought he was gay. In a letter to the Superintendent of East Baton Rouge Schools, the principal of Broadmoor...
In September, the ACLU wrote a letter on behalf of Meghan McInerney, a medical doctor doing her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, a sub-specialty of internal medicine. Dr. McInerney had been denied additional breakShow More Summary
A new mobile app, launched last week by the ACLU of Missouri, is designed to address the impunity with which law enforcement targets and treats communities of color. Image: Shutterstock The post Could This Mobile App Help Keep Police Accountable? appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Next Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska plans to file a lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban. Omaha.com reports that in a recent email sent to "same-sex marriage supporters," Executive Director Danielle Conrad announced the suit, and...
An Iowa mom who lost her voting rights in 2008 due to a nonviolent drug conviction has filed a lawsuit with the help of the ACLU to regain her right to vote. On Election Day in 2013, Kelli Jo Griffin went to cast her vote in a city election in her small town in Iowa. Show More Summary