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ACLU seeks to reopen suit over squalid, cramped conditions at Baltimore jail

17 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion to reopen a lawsuit calling for major reforms to Baltimore's city jail, citing reports from defendants who allege they struggled to receive HIV medication and were stuffed into crowded, vermin-ridden cells.

ACLU: Minneapolis Police Are Racist, Should Do Less Policing

(John Hinderaker) The Minneapolis Star Tribune cites a report by the American Civil Liberties Union on race and law enforcement in Minneapolis: People of color are more likely to be arrested for low-level crimes in Minneapolis compared...Show More Summary

Video: Calif. Police Slam Pregnant Woman to Ground Belly First for Refusing to Show ID

Officials in Barstow, Calif. are maintaining that a pregnant woman involved in a January altercation “actively resisted arrest,” in the wake of the American civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California releasing body cam footage of the incident, the Desert Dispatch reports.

Why Organized Labor Should Give Bernie Sanders Strong Primary Election Support

When I first met Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders, he was a pretty marginal figure in his adopted state of Vermont. It was 1976 and he was running, unsuccessfully and for the fourth time, as a candidate of the Liberty Union Party (LUP). Never heard of it? Well that's understandable because only Vermonters are still afflicted with its enduring flakiness. Show More Summary

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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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

3 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.

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