By Hector Villagra, Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California The consent decree secured by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the Justice Department accomplished its purpose by and large. This is no longer your father’s Los Angeles Police Department.
By Yaman Salahi, Arthur Liman Fellow Anyone snapping a photograph or taking notes in a public place is a potential threat to public safety. That is the message that the LAPD continues to send to its officers and the general … Continue reading
Posted by Inimai Chettiar Yesterday a divided Supreme Court ruled in Florence v. Burlington that any person arrested can be subject to a strip search — even for a minor offense or traffic violation — without any reason to suspect that they may … Continue reading
“What are we talkin’ bout? Practice? We talkin’ bout practice, man. We not even talking about the game,” said former NBA superstar Allen Iverson almost ten years ago. His now memorable words came to mind when I read that Los Angeles officials … Continue reading
We warned you that the federal government had gotten into the snake-oil business with Secure Communities (S-Comm). Turns out that the actual purpose of S-Comm was just part of the story. The federal government also misled state and local governments, … Continue reading
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