Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tag: American Civil Liberties Union

Black California Man Awarded $60K Settlement Following...

A California man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested after refusing to give officers his name during a traffic stop has reached a $60,000...

Two Maryland Officers Awarded $650K in Racial...

Justice has begun to prevail in the case three former police officers in Maryland who alleged they were racially discriminated against by...

Sacramento Black Lives Matter Files Lawsuit Against...

Black Lives Matter Sacramento has filed a lawsuit against a California sheriff who they say blocked them from posting on his Facebook page. According...

Michigan ACLU Files Complaint Against Local School...

The American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan has taken aim at a school district in Paw Paw, Michigan, over numerous incidents of racial discrimination. ACLU attorney...

Inglewood Mayor Offers Up Excuse for Purging...

The city of Inglewood, Calif., has cleared plans to destroy more than 100 records of police use of force as determined at a council...

Born In Philly, U.S. Man Says He...

A Florida man nearly deported to Jamaica is taking the Monroe County sheriff to court after he was held in custody and threatened with...

San Francisco PD Singled Out Black Residents...

Race was a motivating factor in a series of undercover drug stings by the San Francisco Police Department four years ago, leading to the...

San Francisco Police Sued for ‘Racial Selective...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Six black suspects arrested in a San Francisco drug sweep of low-level dealers sued the police department Thursday, claiming a...

Iowa Is One of 20 States That...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Civil rights organizations in Iowa are appealing to the Iowa Legislature and Gov. Kim Reynolds to ban racial profiling...

Amazon Gets Pushback from Investors In Effort...

SEATTLE (AP) — Some Amazon company investors said Monday they are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant...

ACLU Alleges a Southern Minnesota City Purposely...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued a southern Minnesota city on Wednesday, alleging its rental licensing ordinance is unconstitutional and discriminatory...

Federal Lawsuit: The Poor Shouldn’t Lose Licenses...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Because he can't pay $228 in traffic fines, Seti Johnson faces revocation of his North Carolina's driver's license, which means...

Privacy Activists Hope to Stop Amazon from...

SEATTLE (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to...

Milwaukee Officer Suspended After Violent Arrest of...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Four Milwaukee police officers are under investigation for kicking and punching an African American man while he was restrained on the...

Mississippi Prison Comes Under Fire For Its...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi has "abandoned its responsibility to inmates at a privately run prison that is excessively violent and...

Flint Kids Exposed to Lead to Undergo...

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An agreement has been reached to get more services to Flint children who were exposed to lead in drinking water. Under...

California Eyes Legislation to Change ‘Reasonable Force’...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that...

Supreme Court Rules Immigrants Are Not Entitled...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren't entitled by law to...

Las Vegas PD Again Under Scrutiny for...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in this tourist-driven city with a history of racially charged incidents were hit again Thursday with questions about bias,...

The FBI Gave This Weak Justification for...

Last week, the FBI released hours-long surveillance footage of the Baltimore protests that erupted following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. The nearly...

California Bar Force Out Two Black Women...

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorneys---trying to find a place for Karaoke---say they were kicked out of a Fresno area bar because they were...