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ACLU Condemns Forcible Arrest of State Representative During Protest
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACLU, Jarrett English, Milwaukee police, Sylville Smith )

- 52 days ago -
"Although no one deserves to be treated like this, the police made the mistake this time of abusing people who were in a position to insist on their rights. Most people aren't so lucky."
FBI, Cleveland Police 'Door Knock' Activists Expected to Protest RNC - RT America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, intimidation, Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention, ACLU, activists, don't answer the door when it's FBI, right to not talk, police 'community outreach' )

- 119 days ago -
Cleveland police are teaming up with FBI agents to conduct so-called 'community outreach.' The activists they're visiting, however, call it 'intimidation'. To ensure a 'safe and secure' Republican National Convention, scheduled for July 18th
Lawsuit: SWAT Broke 81-Year-Old's Hip, Left Him Lying In Own Waste
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACLU, assault, excessive force, federal lawsuit, Georgetown, Herman Crisp, police, SWAT officers )

- 516 days ago -
The lawsuit asserts that during the encounter, officers handcuffed Crisp and slammed to the ground, leaving the man incapacitated.
Rights Groups Sue US Government Over Deportation of Children
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, immigration, congress, ethics, politics, Guatemala, El Salvador, ACLU, legal representation, Eric Holder, obama )

- 816 days ago -
The lawsuit, J.E.F.M. v. Holder, was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Wash. It charges the U.S. Department of Justice ... with violating the U.S. Constitution's Fifth Amendment ... and ... requiring a "full and fair hearing" before an immigration judge.
Republicans Propose Bill That Would 'Reincarnate DOMA' in Guise of Religious Freedom, ACLU Warns
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACLU, LGBT rights, Rep. Raul Labrador, Idaho, republicans, government, dishonesty, ethics, corruption, freedoms, lies, politics )

- 1132 days ago -
The ACLU reported that Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) introduced the "Marriage and Religious Freedom Act," designed to make it possible for government and private agencies to deny legally married same sex couples the same rights and freedoms enjoyed by...
Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Taken Back to Court
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACLU, elections, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, government, politics, republicans )

- 1200 days ago -
The law, which requires voters to provide ID at the polls, was put on hold in an October 2012 ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson, who found that the state had not issued enough identifications to account for voters who could not produce...
Military Quietly Grants Itself the Power to Police the Streets Without Local or State Consent
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, military, law enforcement, ACLU, government, politics )

- 1255 days ago -
By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled "Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies" the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, ...
ACLU Accuses Detroit Police of Removing Homeless People From City
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: City of Detroit, police, homeless persons, ACLU, complaint to U.S. Department of Justice )

- 1286 days ago -
Detroit police are accused of removing homeless people from a popular tourist spot and dropping them off miles away, sometimes beyond the city limits, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice.
D.C. Officers Are Directed to Leave Citizen Photographers Alone
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, ethics, government, ACLU, constitution, usa, healthcare, photography, economy )

- 1555 days ago -
District police cannot interfere with citizens as they photograph or videotape officers performing their jobs in public, according to a new directive issued by Chief Cathy L. Lanier as part of settlement in a civil lawsuit.
Please Help New Jersey ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: illegalities, republicans, NJ, Tru-ID, privacy, ACLU )

- 1629 days ago -
TRU-ID arrived to the public seemingly fully formed, without warning from the state government about its new plans to comply with Real ID, an unfunded federal mandate that 25 states have already rejected. This violates New Jersey law, which requires all
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, ethics, government, ACLU, constitution, usa, healthcare, economy )

- 1648 days ago -
Because freedom cannot exist without action.
Alabama's Anti-Immigrant Law Worse Than Arizona's: 'Repeal HB 56' - Latest 1st-Hand Updates & Video News on Crisis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Alabama, humanitarian crisis, immigration law, HB 56, anti-immigrant, REPEAL, Jim Crow, racial profiling, schools, chaos, panic, families fleeing, ACLU, civil rights groups, legal advice, emergency hotline, news updates, video, photo essay )

- 1829 days ago -
Civil rights coalition providing help & info- HB 56 emergency hotline. ACLU staffers on the ground report masses of families fleeing state in fear. >Videos: Worst Time Since Jim Crow; Broken Lives, Empty Fields: Farmer's Story; photo essay. Take Action!
Action Alert: No Worldwide War Authority
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Action Alert, ACLU, War )

- 1994 days ago -
See 1st Comment
A Step Backwards - ACLU Petition to Protect Privacy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACLU, congress, obama, government, ethics, politics )

- 2241 days ago -
Dear ACLU Supporter, Tens of thousands of supporters added their names to the ACLU's Protect Our Privacy Petition--calling on Congress to update and strengthen the decades-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)....

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