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Social Media Firms Hand Reams of Data on Law-Abiding Citizens to Law Enforcement

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) slammed America's top three social networks for willingly providing law enforcement officials with special access to user data.

“ACLU Sues West Virginia Clerk for Refusing to Accept Online Voter Registrations “

Release: The American Civil Liberties Union today sued a West Virginia county clerk for refusing to accept and process online voter registrations. State law provides for online voter registration, and all other West Virginia counties accept it save for Cabell … Continue reading ?

Facial Recognition Technology Disproportionately Affects African Americans

A Georgetown University think tank and the American Civil Liberties Union, along with 52 other civil liberties organizations are urging the U.S. Department of Justice to look into the way federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies use face recognition technology, which they says is having a “disparate impact on communities of color.” On Tuesday, […]

Lawsuit filed over student exposure to lead in Flint, Michigan, schools

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sued the state education department and Flint schools on Tuesday, saying they had violated federal education laws by exposing students to high levels of lead in their drinking water.

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"We the people of these United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, secure the blessings of liberty, to ourselvesShow More Summary

ACLU Joins Historic Case Against Anti-Prostitution Laws

A lawsuit challenging California's laws against prostitution just got a much-needed boost. The Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, together with a raft of other organizations committed to gender equality,...Show More Summary

Chicago data company under scrutiny for ties to police surveillance

CHICAGO — A local data services company that provides police with a way to keep tabs on social media users is itself under scrutiny due to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU announced Tuesday that it has obtained...Show More Summary

Colorado Springs men handcuffed for 'driving while black'

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The American Civil Liberties Union said Colorado Springs police handcuffed two brothers in March 2015 because they were driving while black. The law enforcement agency serving Colorado's second-largest city is facing a federal civil rights lawsuit over the encounter. Show More Summary

NY Civil Liberties Union Sends Letter to NY Governor in Support of Gravity Knife Bill

The New York Civil liberties Union, the state's ACLU affiliate, has sent New York Governor Cuomo a letter in support of Knife Rights' Gravity Knife and Switchblade Reform Bill, S6483-A/A9042-A. This post NY Civil Liberties Union Sends Letter to NY Governor in Support of Gravity Knife Bill appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Make all drugs legal: ACLU

The United States must decriminalize all illicit drugs to help treat narcotics addiction, according to a joint report published Wednesday by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. The study found that every 25 seconds, someone in the U.S. is arrested on drug use or possession charges. “Criminalizing personal drug use is a [...]

North Carolina Senate debate likely to mention Trump, ACLU

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the American Civil Liberties Union are likely to be popular subjects in the debate between the two candidates for North Carolina's open Senate seat. The only scheduled televised debate between incumbent Republican Sen. Show More Summary

ACLU Is Ready To Sue Clinton If Her Administration Doesn't Protect Civil Liberties

Donald Trump has repeatedly shown through his stances that he cares very little about the Constitution. But his Democratic rival has some troubling positions on constitutional issues as well. The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday...Show More Summary

United States fact of the day

On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 men and women sit behind bars on simple drug possession charges, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. Nearly two-thirds of them are in local jails. Show More Summary

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Gave Data to Company Tracking Black Protesters

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Marco Pakoeningrat / (CC BY-SA 2.0) Records obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram shared users’ information with a software company that helps police surveil and targets protesters of...Show More Summary

States Make 1.25 Million Drug-Possession Arrests Annually, Ohio Swinging Seriously Clinton, Johnson Gets 14 Percent In Utah: A.M. Links

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The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch are calling on the U.S. to decriminalize all drugs in a new report showing state law enforcement agencies make more than 1.25 million drug-possession arrests annually. "EveryShow More Summary

Police Use Surveillance Tool to Scan Social Media, A.C.L.U. Says

Geofeedia, a company in Chicago, has used data from Facebook, Twitter and several other networks to aid law enforcement officials in monitoring protesters, the liberties union says.

Facebook, Twitter cut off data access for Geofeedia, a social media surveillance startup

According to a new study published today from the American Civil Liberties Union, major social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have recently provided user data access to Geofeedia, the location-based, social mediaShow More Summary

Crime, stop and frisk drop in NYC in first half of 2016: NYCLU

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The first half of the year saw 7,636 stops, the lowest number since reporting began, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Republican ads hit NC Senate hopeful Ross for ACLU argument in rape case

Two national Republican groups this week rolled out new attack ads on Democrat Deborah Ross, both targeting her tenure at the American Civil Liberties Union. $16 million outside political spending … Click to Continue »

NY City Civil Liberties Union Takes on MTA Cashless Tolling, Use of Facial Recognition Technology Plans reports that the the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is raising concerns about the plans to convert to cashless tolling at all MTA tunnels and bridges, which will include facial recognition technology.  “The NYCLU scoffed...Show More Summary

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