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  • NRA Annual Meeting
    NRA support of ACLU lawsuit contradicts ‘single issue’ apologists
    The National Rifle Association last week called a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union and against Director of National Intelligence James Clapper,“a significant victory” and “a big loss...
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    ACLU, others create 'crucial' apps to hold police accountable against misconduct
    The National Journal published an infographic on May 4 listing which cities are sued the most in the wake of police brutality. Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Jose, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Fort Worth and Austin had records of...
  • Stingrays Surveillance & Fusion Center blur state and federal law
    Stingrays Surveillance & Fusion Center blur state and federal law
    After 9/11, the US government commissioned a task force to identify gaps within the intelligence community and state law enforcement to connect the dots in counter-terrorism threats - the answer was state-run Fusion Centers. The Fusion Centers...
  • Judge orders family's two pit bulls to be returned to Rhode Island family
    Judge orders family's two pit bulls to be returned to Rhode Island family
    Two pit bulls will be heading home to their family after a Superior Court judge decided on Friday the dogs were to be returned to their owners in North Kingstown, reports the Patch.com.Ozzy and Balou belong to Kristy Miserendino, her boyfriend and...
  • Drone Justice convicts, sentences and executes three Americans
    Drone Justice 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...
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