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
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
ACLU Claims Victory Guaranteeing that Public Education Remains Free for All Children in California Judge Carl West Issues Ruling Denying State’s Request to Dismiss Doe v. State of California The California ACLU affiliates today won a major victory in Los … Continue reading
Complaint Alleges High-Level Staff Knew Gangs of Deputies Beat Inmates and Condoned Cover-Ups The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC) and attorneys from Paul Hastings, LLP today filed a federal class action lawsuit charging Los Angeles … Continue reading
Detain first, investigate later — that is Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) mantra when it comes to its Secure Communities (“S-Comm”) program, a program designed to immediately ensnare any immigrant in the deportation pipeline the moment they come into contact … Continue reading
A coalition of civil rights groups today offered evidence that United States citizens have been illegally detained, sometimes for many days, due to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “holds” placed on them after these men and women were erroneously flagged … Continue reading
The Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Communities (S-Comm) leads local communities to distrust law enforcement, encourages racial profiling and undermines the Constitution, critics of the program said today at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Antonio Montejano, a 40-year-old U.S. … 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
Most school districts are failing to provide students, teachers and staff with clear policies that balance students’ legal right to privacy with the need for safety and order, warns a new ACLU of California report,“H-E-L-L-O: Students have a right to … Continue reading
Tell the LA County Board of Supervisors to support the Austin reforms and close Men’s Central Jail.
Because freedom can't protect itself.