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Rhode Island agrees to settle with ACLU over benefits system

Rhode Island has settled with the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union after the organization sued the state over the troubled rollout of a new public benefits system. … Click to Continue »

L.A. is defined by its streets, strip malls and the softness of its hills. Not by breathless Oscar hype

Earlier this month, one of Hollywood’s biggest agencies, United Talent, canceled its annual Oscar party in favor of a pro-immigration rally at its offices and a $250,000 donation to the American Civil Liberties Union. The news came not long after Iranian director Asghar Farhadi — whose movie “The...

ACLU Smoking Crack Again

There they go again : The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has now demanded that the Portland Police Department stop using riot gear in response to protests and potential riots. Sarah Armstrong, spokeswoman for the ACLU of Oregon,...Show More Summary

Lawsuit filed: ACLU challenges what it calls MPD's stop-and-frisk program; Chief Flynn responds

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a class action lawsuit filed against the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Police Department Wednesday. Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Milwaukee Over Stop-And-Frisk, Widening Challenge To Police Practice

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

By Julia Harte | WASHINGTON The American Civil Liberties Union sued on Wednesday to halt Milwaukee’s stop-and-frisk policy, a nationally controversial policing practice that critics say unfairly targets people of color and has been endorsed...Show More Summary

A Mother-Daughter Outing

Credit: Libby Segal I came out to my family at 25 years old. It was 2014, and while the country had made great progress in acceptance in terms of recognizing civil unions, putting more LGBTQ figures on television, and passing pro-gay laws, coming out was still a weighty experience. Show More Summary

ALCU in opposition of Narragansett house sharing ordinance

The American Civil Liberties Union is opposing a Narragansett town law that bars more than four unrelated people from living in the same residence. The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/2mc4GTU ) reports … Click to Continue »

Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

The American Civil Liberties Union in Wisconsin is alleging in a lawsuit that Milwaukee police are operating a stop-and-frisk program mostly targeting black and Latino residents who are often detained … Click to Continue »

UPSC Civil Services Notification 2017 – Out!!

Union Public Service Commission has released the Indian Civil Services notification 2017. Total 980 vacancies are announced by the UPSC this year. The Online registration of UPSC has started. The UPSC Prelims exam is scheduled on June 18, 2017. Show More Summary

That fantastic, huge Humble Freedom Bundle earned a lot of money for charity

The Humble Freedom Bundle was a huge fundraising success, bringing in $6.73m. The Humble Freedom Bundle, which offered 41 games (most of them excellent), was put together to raise funds for the American Civil Liberties Union, the International Rescue Committee and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières – all charities focused on aiding immigrants. The massive […]

'Pee With LGBT' Ad Campaign Aims to Overcome Texas Transphobes (Video)

The Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has invested in a transgender rights Facebook campaign that is summed up as, "Taking A Seat, Making A Stand."

Humble Freedom Bundle raises $6.73m for pro-immigrant charities

The Humble Freedom Bundle raised $6.73m to aid immigrants in response to the Trump Administration's immigration ban. All proceeds are going to such charities as the American Civil Liberties Union, the International Rescue Committee, and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Show More Summary

GOP-led House panel OKs Iowa bill against foreign law

A panel of House lawmakers has approved a bill that would prevent Iowa judicial courts from applying foreign law to state cases. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa says … Click to Continue »

An ACLU lawyer tells us why you should never talk to the police

Jason Williamson, a lawyer for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) tells us why talking to a police officer after being pulled over might not get you very far. Outside of turning over your name, address, and ID, there's not much else you should be saying. FULL TRANSCRIPT: JASON WILLIAMSON: So, you know, I, as a black man in this country... Show More Summary

“Demos and Project Vote team with Hogan Lovells to Help Prevent Unlawful Voter Purge in Philadelphia”

Release: Today, voting rights groups Demos and Project Vote urged a federal appeals court to uphold a decision dismissing an attempt by the so-called “American Civil Rights Union” (ACRU) to force the City of Philadelphia to conduct an unnecessary purge … Continue reading ?

In 90 Minutes, Humble Bundle Raises $300,000 For Rights Groups

Humble Bundle raised $300,000 for the American Civil Liberties Union, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee in just 90 minutes.

ACLU calls for tech firms to lobby for surveillance reform

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has put out a fresh call for tech companies to push for reform of the surveillance regime in the U.S., warning of the added urgency given new U.S. President Donald Trump — who has already been demonstrably hostile to foreigners’ privacy rights in his first few days in office. Read More

ACLU Opposes Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions

The American Civil Liberties Union slammed an Arkansas bill that would prohibit sex-selection abortions this week, claiming the measure is unconstitutional. The Gurdon Times reports a House committee passed the bill, state House Bill 1434, on Thursday. The bill moves to the full state House for consideration. Sponsored by state Rep. Charlie Collins, the bill […]

Meet The Transgender Teen Heading To SCOTUS To Fight For His Rights

A transgender teen at the heart of an upcoming SCOTUS case regarding equal rights for trans people is the focus of a powerful new video from The American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU), alongside his mother. Gavin Grimm fought againstShow More Summary

Google X engineer writes a bot that turns Trump's tweets into money for Planned Parenthood

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Max Braun is the software lead for robotics at Google X. In his spare time he's written a bot that buys and shorts stocks based on Trump's tweets about publicly traded companies. The gains go to the American Civil Liberties Union, the...Show More Summary

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