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Drive in Los Angeles? You could be under investigation — but the cops aren’t saying

Police in Los Angeles have refused to share the data they collect from automatic license plate readers, arguing that it’s all related to ongoing investigations. The Electronic Frontiers Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union had requested a week’s worth of the data under the state’s Public Records Act. But…

ACLU asks feds to reconsider charges for MI cops in homeless man’s ‘firing squad’ death

The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to reconsider its decision not to prosecute six Michigan police officers who fatally shot a homeless man during a confrontation over stolen coffee. The Saginaw police officers fired 47 rounds at Milton Hall, a mentally ill man armed…

ACLU: Newark stop-and-frisk targets black residents

ACLU: Newark stop-and-frisk targets black residents more than others (via NJ.com) NEWARK —Despite comprising just more than half of Newark’s population, African Americans make up 75 percent of the stops under the city Police Department’s stop-and frisk-program, a report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union of…   [Police…

Atheists cry foul as North Carolina school blocks secular student club

A fight is brewing between the administration at Pisgah High School in Waynesville, North Carolina and a group of students who want to form a secular student group. According to the national Secular Students Alliance (SSA) website, the high school students have been joined in their effort by the SSA…

New Mexico woman claims federal agents conducted invasive body cavity search for drugs without a warrant

A third New Mexico resident has sued law enforcement after enduring an invasive search for drugs. A woman says federal agents and doctors violated her civil rights after she was stopped while crossing the border from Juarez, Mexico, into El Paso, Texas. According to a lawsuit filed by the American…

California Lt. Gov. Newsom will lead pot legalization study

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will lead a panel that will study how the state can legalize and regulate marijuana use, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. Newsom and the California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Thursday that Newsom’s group, comprised of legal and…

Tea party speaker: ‘Well, they want to call me a racist? Go ahead’

World Net Daily contributor and tea party activist Jerome Corsi isn’t afraid of being called a racist or a bigot. At a conservative event in Oregon earlier this month, Corsi claimed leftist atheists like the American Civil Liberties Union were trying to use same-sex marriage to “take God out of…

ACLU demands court strike down Nebraska ban on LGBT foster families

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Nebraska and local lawyers acting on behalf of three same-sex couples filed suit Tuesday against Gov. Dave Heineman (R) demanding that the state drop its discriminatory policy against allowing same sex families to serve as foster parents. According to Talking Points Memo,…

New Mexico judge orders county clerks to issue same sex marriage licenses

A New Mexico judge ordered the county clerks in Bernalillo and Santa Fe Counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples on Tuesday. According to a press release from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Judge Alan Malott of the Second Judicial District Court of the State of…

ACLU: Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument too sacred for public space

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on the state of Oklahoma over a monument featuring the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament of the Judeo-Christian Bible, which is prominently placed in the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. According to a statement released by the ACLU and the ACLU…

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