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  • Judge drone convicts, sentences and executes three Americans
    Judge drone convicts, sentences and executes three Americans
    Whether or not you agree with the President’s drone program, the revelation this week about a secret January CIA counterterrorism operation that killed two hostages and two suspected American terrorists highlights the shortcomings in the...
  • Thursday: Screening of 'Prisons For Profit' at the Gateway
    Thursday: Screening of 'Prisons For Profit' at the Gateway
    Fresh off its premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival, the ACLU of Ohio will present a free screening of the PBS documentary Prisons for Profit from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 at the Gateway Film Center.Prisons For Profit...
  • Police body camera bill up for vote tomorrow in Florida Senate
    Police body camera bill up for vote tomorrow in Florida Senate
    The Florida bill that could keep footage from police body cameras from seeing the light of day (SB 248), sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Senator Chris Smith, is up for its final committee hearingon Thursday, April 2, 2015. Despite warnings from civil...
  • Battlefield America: Government’s boot in your face
    Battlefield America: Government’s boot in your face
    The ACLU has nothing on John Whitehead. The Charlottesville, Va.-based civil libertarian speaks bluntly about America’s rising police state, without lugging around politically correct baggage.Whitehead’s new book -- “Battlefield...
  • The State of Alabama's Chief Justice Roy Moore issued orders to judges not to obey the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage in that state.
    Alabama's Chief Justice orders judges to defy gay marriage order
    Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, defied a U.S. Supreme Court order permitting gay marriage in that state, according to ABC News on Monday. As a result of Moore's order, 51 of Alabama's 67 counties did not issue gay...
  • DEA tracked calls
    DEA kept secret database of Americans' phone calls
    A report published Saturday by the Washington Times says a new document shows that the US Department of Justice secretly kept track of Americans’ calls to foreign countries for more than a decade in a program the agency says was designed to...
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    FBI investigating Denver police who destroyed evidence of brutality
    The FBI has been called on to investigate the Denver police who beat a man, tripped his pregnant girlfriend, then attempted to destroy evidence of the encounter, according to Inquisitr yesterday. The police were caught on tape mercilessly beating...
  • Why are they so afraid of us?
    My Turn: Why are so many cops so afraid of us?
    “Who will protect the public when the police violate the law?” ~ Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General, 1967-1969Why are cops so afraid of us, the people they are supposed to protect and serve?Why do so many police departments, large and...
  • Sikh sues ROTC at Hofstra University in New York, ACLU involved
    Sikh sues ROTC at Hofstra University in New York, ACLU involved
    Apparently ROTC officials at Hofstra University on Long Island didn’t get the memo; the Army has made accommodations in terms of dress code in the past for Sikhs in the military. Iknoor Singh, a student at Hofstra is suing his school’s...
  • Gay rights group honors Macklemore for championing LGBT equality
    Gay rights group honors Macklemore for championing LGBT equality
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington honored Seattle-born rapper Macklemore Saturday night (Nov. 1) for his efforts in championing LGBT equality. The rapper, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, gained national fame with his chart...
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    The Scopes Monkey Trial aftershocks
    The John T. Scopes “Monkey” Trial reflected a great clash in American society between religious tradition and scientific progress. The debate continues today, especially in the continuing conflict over the teaching of evolution and the...
  • Kaci Hickox when under quarantine in NJ
    Is 'Ebola Nurse' Kaci Hickox showing wisdom in fighting quarantine request?
    By now most of the country and possibly the world knows the story surrounding Kaci Hickox. Many may know her by the moniker of the "Ebola Nurse" from Maine. Hickox is taking a stand against the 21-day voluntary self-quarantine the state...
  • "Broken commandments!"
    Satan entices man to demolish Ten Commandment statue in Oklahoma
    After walking into the Federal Building in Oklahoma and making threats against President Obama – a man drove his vehicle into a privately funded statue of the Ten Commandments…smashing it to pieces.When he was arrested, he told the...
  • Is asset forfeiture legalized theft?
    Is asset forfeiture legalized theft?
    Blasting a “fundamentally un-American” seizure of assets from citizens, a state lawmaker wants to rein in police powers in Virginia.“Current Virginia law allows for seizure of personal property without a criminal conviction.My...
  • Missouri judge rules state’s gay marriage ban violates equal protection clause
    Missouri judge rules state’s gay marriage ban violates equal protection clause
    Just a day after the Supreme Court delayed action to hear gay marriage cases, a state judge in Missouri joined several judges in other states who have ruled against state gay marriage bans. On Friday, the Jackson County judge ruled that the state...
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