NEW YORK TIMES: Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with … Continue reading
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU/SC) is calling for an independent, third-party investigation of the officer-involved fatal shooting of 20-year-old Kendrec Lavelle McDade last Saturday in Pasadena. The organization is also adding its voice to calls by … Continue reading
Works to reform jails conditions in Southern California.
ACLU of California releases statewide analysis of realignment The decisions counties are making right now about how to implement realignment will have dramatic and long-lasting impacts on public safety and on local taxpayers. In a new 100-page report, Public Safety Realignment: … Continue reading
Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction A federal judge has ruled that federal parole officials violated the rights of two inmates when they denied them in-person parole hearings, requiring them instead to have their hearings via video conference. The inmates … Continue reading
District Court Ruling Today, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled in a 41- page decision that the Department of Veterans Affairs has an enforceable legal obligation to ensure that homeless individuals with severe mental disabilities can meaningfully … Continue reading
Re: New Procedure on Car Impoundments Dear Chief Beck and Assistant Chief Moore: We, the undersigned, thank you for your leadership to pursue a Special Order that will establish incremental, but significant changes, to LAPD’s vehicle impound procedures. In addition, … Continue reading
This is a youtube video in a post. The syntax is simple to inssert it: [youtube_disc id=”videoidegoeshere” height=”number” width=”number”] Height and width are optional, defaults to the perfect size for a post; so you can leave it blank, like: [youtube_disc … Continue reading
The ACLU of Southern California, along with several community and civil rights groups, has sent a letter urging the LAPD to suspend its “Suspicious Activity Reporting” (SAR) program until it revises policy to better protect civil liberties. The letter was signed by … Continue reading
Because freedom can't protect itself.