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New App Saves Your Video Even If Police Try To Delete It

5 days agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

A new app promises to help citizen journalists record police actions. Mobile Justice CA, a new mobile app from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California, allows users to automatically send recordings of police activity to the ACLU. Show More Summary

Poll: Majority of Americans Want the Patriot Act Reformed

As the Senate grapples with whether to extend, modify or allow parts of the Patriot Act to expire in June, a new poll commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union finds that most of the country believes the post-9/11 national security...Show More Summary

Salma Hayek Speaks Out on Hollywood's Failures to Women

Variety partnered with UN Women to host a panel on the subject of gender equality at the Cannes Film Festival in support of Emma Watson’s HeForShe campaign. The discussion comes after the American Civil Liberties Union’s recent request for a federal and state investigation into the lack of hiring female directors. Show More Summary

New UN Report Slams US Human Rights Record - Rights Watchdog

A new UN Human Rights Council report reveals hundreds of major human rights violations in the United States, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Human Rights Program Director Jamil Dawar said in a statement.

US Human Rights Organization Strongly Criticizes Tsarnaev’s Death Sentence

The death sentence given to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday is contrary to the documented opinions of most people in the US state of Massachusetts, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement.

ACLU discrimination complaint is all sorts of awkward for Hollywood

Talk about awkward: The American Civil Liberties Union wants the Obama administration to investigate Hollywood's film and television studios, whose executives and stars have been generous supporters of the Obama administration.

US ACLU Urges Inquiry Into Hollywood’s Gender Bias Against Female Directors

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urged on Tuesday US state and federal agencies to investigate into Hollywood's discrimination against female directors.

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David Codrea: The National Rifle Association last week called a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union and against Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, “a significant victory” and “a big loss for Big Brother.” The lawsuit challenged the National Security Agency’s position that collection of telephone “metadata” was […]

Why won't Hollywood hire more women? ACLU demands answers.

The American Civil Liberties Union demanded the federal government investigate discriminatory hiring practices in Hollywood in a letter [PDF] published Tuesday The 15-page document is an exhaustive list of the ways that female directors...Show More Summary

The ACLU Wants the Government to Investigate Hollywood’s Gender Bias

The American Civil Liberties Union is officially asking state and federal governments to investigate Hollywood's gender gap, particularly against female directors. In letters sent to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other agencies, the ACLU called for an inquiry into "the widespread exclusion of women directors from employment in directing episodic... More »

ACLU calls for investigation into gender discrimination in Hollywood

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on Hollywood's boys-club mentality.

Civil Liberties Groups Charge Rampant Bias Against Women Helmers

The American Civil Liberties Union and its Southern California chapter today filed grievances with several federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, requesting investigations into “the systemic...Show More Summary

The ACLU Demands an Investigation Into Hollywood’s Gender Discrimination

Gender bias in Hollywood is so entrenched that it seems insurmountable, but the New York Times reports that the ACLU is confronting the behemoth anyway. "On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union will ask state and federal agencies...Show More Summary

#JusticeForTerranceKellom Civil Liberties Union Asks Loretta Lynch To Suspend Task Force Involved Involved In Shooting

ACLU Wants Task Force Suspended For Terrance Kellom’s Death The American Civil Liberties union along with several coalition groups have banded together to ask U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to suspend the task force involved in Terrance Kellom’s death. As

ACLU accuses Colorado police of racial profiling after video captures traffic stop

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is arguing that the Colorado Springs Police Department racially profiled two black men Read the rest

Colorado ACLU Accuse Colorado Springs Police of Racial Profiling

Colorado Springs police racially profiled two black men when they were stopped and detained, the American Civil Liberties Union Colorado, which is representing the men claims, according to Reuters.

ACLU sues Fairfax County police to stop collecting license plate data

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia sued the Fairfax County Police Department Monday, asking a Fairfax court to order the police to stop the “passive” collection of data from automated license plate readers that photograph thousands of cars per day and record their location.Read full article >>

Colorado’s ACLU says this video shows two black men were victims of police racial profiling

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado will represent two African-American men who were stopped by police and detained in an encounter that was caught on video and which the organization on Tuesday described as racial profiling. The video recorded by passenger Ryan Brown begins by showing...

Two Projects Call on Camera-Armed Public to Record Police Brutality and Its Aftermath

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Maryland Historical Society issued a public call for photographs from the ongoing protests in Baltimore, and the American Civil Liberties Union of California released a new app that sends videos of police brutality recorded by users to the organization automatically.

ACLU Sues Virginia Police Department Over Licence Plate Data Collection

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia filed a lawsuit against the Fairfax County Police on Tuesday over their license plate data archive.

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