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
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Trying to find a silver lining in a major defeat for the anti-voter ID crowd.
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—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.
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...
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"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.
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
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 (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
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 […]
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
Chicago Police are leading the way now in “stop-and-frisk,” surpassing even New York City’s use of the controversial practice. [ more › ]
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...
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 ?
Police in Chicago initiated stop-and-frisk procedures at a much higher frequency in summer 2014, the group says
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
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.
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.