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ACLU to Justice Department: Don't give LAPD money for body cameras

Citing "deep reservations" with the LAPD's body camera policy, the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union urged federal officials on Thursday not to give the department money to buy more of the devices.

ACLU to Justice Department: Don't give LAPD money for body cameras

Citing "deep reservations" with the LAPD's body camera policy, the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union urged federal officials on Thursday not to give the department money to buy more of the devices.

23 Tips That Will Change How You Tailgate Forever

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Tailgating. It’s a uniquely American tradition. The practice of drinking and eating before opposing teams (or forces) duke it out goes as far back as the Civil War, according to Vice. Before fighting Union troops at the First Battle of Bull Run, Confederate supporters came to the Manassas, Virginia battlefield with food and booze. Show More Summary

America's biggest civil rights group has a huge problem with Hollywood right now

Abysmal new diversity statistics for the TV industry highlight a big problem that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has with the TV and movie industry. The American Civil Liberties Union requested in May that federal and state...Show More Summary

ACLU v. Nevada Children

The American Civil Liberties Union announced today that it is filing a legal challenge against Nevada’s new education savings account program. The ACLU argues that using the ESA funds at religious institutions would violate the state’s historically...Show More Summary

Alabama Is About To Make It Much Harder To Get A Voter ID

"They want to disenfranchise the most people possible," said Susan Watson with the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama. The post Alabama Is About To Make It Much Harder To Get A Voter ID appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Poland's Uncivil Society

During the 1980s, Poland had perhaps the strongest civil society in the world. The Solidarity trade union movement, created in August 1980, eventually counted 10 million members, a quarter of Poland's population. And when the government...Show More Summary

Can Unhappy Amazon Employees Sue For Damages? ACLU Says ‘Contact Us’

The American Civil Liberties Union took out a full-page ad in Friday’s Seattle Times, inviting mistreated Amazon employees to contact the ACLU to tell their story. In the ad, the ACLU hinted that it may file at least one lawsuit against Amazon. Show More Summary

ACLU again accuses Laguna Beach of targeting the homeless

A lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California accuses Laguna Beach of trying to push homeless people, particularly those with disabilities, out of the city.

Another Malicious Leftist Attack on Religious Freedom

This is getting tiresome: On Thursday morning, 130 civil rights and religious organizations, unions, and other progressive groups sent a letter to President Obama urging that he direct the Justice Department to reverse a Bush-era legal...Show More Summary

Chelsea Manning’s Conviction Could Harm Her Chances of Parole - ACLU

Punishing whistleblower Chelsea Manning for possessing prohibited items such as toothpaste and reading materials could affect her chances of parole and clemency, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer representing Manning said in a statement on Wednesday.

Slavery Reparations Could Cost Up to $14 Trillion, According to New Calculation

In 1865, toward the end of the Civil War, Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman promised slaves that they’d receive 40 acres and a mule. Land was even set aside, but the promise was recanted by President Andrew Johnson. Ever since, the issue of reparations has come up many times, often fiercely debated. Show More Summary

Supreme Court of Mexico Rules State’s Ban on Same-Sex Adoption Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Mexico ruled on Tuesday that a 2013 law passed in the state of Campeche that forbids same-sex couples in civil unions from adopting is unconstitutional.

Chicago Police Department Agrees To Reform Stop-And-Frisk Procedures In Settlement With ACLU

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Chicago Police Department announced Friday that it has reached a major settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union, under which it will submit to an independent evaluation of its controversial stop-and-frisk procedure. The...Show More Summary

Chicago Police Will Allow Independent Stop-And-Frisk Evaluations

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Police Department will allow independent evaluations of its stop-and-frisk procedures that critics say target blacks under an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday, as police across the United States face scrutiny about how they treat minorities. Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Boston Police Department

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) watchdog organization together with Wilmerhale law firm filed a public-records lawsuit Thursday against the US Boston Police Department (BPD) for withholding records relating to the issue of race and law enforcement, the ACLU stated on its website.

Government Surveillance of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement Shamelessly Violates the First Amendment

4 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com The ACLU’s staff attorney Nusrat Choudhury explains why the government tracking of activists involved in the Black Lives Matter movement is simply “not okay.” From American Civil Liberties Union: According...Show More Summary

Lawsuit Filed After Viral Video Shows Kentucky Deputy Cuffing Up 8 Year-Old [Video]

Are you happy the little dude isn’t black? The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a Kenton County sheriff’s deputy over the shackling of two children at a school. The ACLU said that Deputy Kevin Sumner handcu...

Police drop charges against 2 journalists arrested in Ferguson

American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri On Monday, the ACLU of Missouri announced that journalists Trey Yingst and Bilgin ?a?maz will not face charges by St. Louis County Police. Both were arrested while reporting from Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Solidarity Saturday... Today, let's celebrate Unions and Coalitions united in Labor, or in our struggle for Human and Civil Rights. First up-- multi award-winning blog team skippy the bush kangaroo, is celebrating their 13th Blogiversary. Show More Summary

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