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1 hr ago | ClickOnDetroit

Same-sex couples fight for recognition; hearing set for Thursday

While locals wait for a federal appeals court to decide the fate of Michigan's gay marriage ban, a different debate will play out in downtown Detroit Thursday.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

3 hrs ago | Eff.org

EFF, ACLU Demolish "It's Just Metadata" Claim in NSA Spying Appeal

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union today filed an amicus brief in Klayman v.

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Related Topix: Activism, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

7 hrs ago | Mediaite.com

ACLU Gets Officer 'Go F*ck Yourself' Removed from Ferguson Duty

If you've followed Ferguson coverage at all this week, you're likely aware of video showing an officer pointing his rifle directly at unarmed protestors while threatening " I will fucking kill you! " When reporters and protestors demanded he give his name and badge number, he responded with an ever-so-subtle "Go fuck yourself!" The Missouri branch ... (more)

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Related Topix: Missouri

8 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Indiana wants ban on abortion pill law lifted

The Indiana attorney general's office filed a brief late Monday supporting its request for summary judgment in the case.

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Related Topix: Abortion

12 hrs ago | The News Tribune

I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me

A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt.

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16 hrs ago | NewsOne

Civil Rights Groups Release Joint "Unity" Statement On Ferguson And "Police Abuse" [VIDEO]

Thirteen organizations - which include the ACLU, NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, and Rainbow Push Coalition - sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding a "comprehensive federal review" of excessive use of force and racial profiling by police across the country.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, Violent Crime

21 hrs ago | Salon

Ferguson brings the libertarians: Why a new coalition has everyone confused

After Mike Brown's shooting, an alliance of left and right emerged to demilitarize police.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, Representative Hank Johnson

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Kos

Ro Khanna fails his first leadership test

Seems obvious to parents, who without pause would say to their children, "If your friend is bullying somebody, you tell your friend to stop.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michael Honda, Gay/Lesbian

Rock Hill Herald

Report: Stun guns misused by Nebraska officers

The report by the ACLU of Nebraska criticizes officers for using the weapon against vulnerable people, who could suffer extreme physical and mental health problems as a result of the shock.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Salt Lake Tribune

ACLU opposes time extension in Utah's same-sex recognition case

Tribune file photo) Natalie Dicou and Nicole Christensen celebrate after being married by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker at the Salt Lake County Complex, Friday, December 20, 2013.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Utah Government, Salt Lake City, UT, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Police Officer: 'if you don't want to get shot...just do what I tell you.'

"If you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground," warns Officer Sunil Dutta of the Los Angeles Police Department, "just do what I tell you."

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WTVC

Should Police Officers Be Outfitted with Body Cameras?

At the heart of the violence and chaos in Ferguson, Missouri is one question: what actually happened in the moments leading up to the death of Michael Brown? The public has heard from people who say they saw the incident.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mendon-Upton iPad policy prompts ACLU complaint

The ACLU of Massachusetts has filed a state complaint over an iPad policy in the Mendon-Upton School District that it says allows only low-income students to take home district-provided devices, while other students would have to purchase technology for home use.

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Related Topix: Upton, MA, Education Etc., Mendon, MA

The Tallahassee O

ACLU | Ferguson: On the Ground

In the wake of the Michael Brown tragedy last week, the ACLU has been working diligently to shed light on what transpired, as well as preserve First Amendment Rights for the community and media.

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The Tallahassee O

ACLU | Ferguson Is Everytown, U.S.A.

The tragic killing of college-bound teenager Michael Brown has raised questions about the frequency with which police kill unarmed black men in America.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Victorville, CA

The Motley Fool

Police Militarization: How It's Happening, and Who Could Be Profiting

The recent civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri has pushed police militarization into the national conversation.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Department of Defense, US News, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Cessna 172, Cessna Aircraft

KBOI-AM Boise

Federal Judge Denies ACLU Challenge to Tactics Used Against Ferguson Protesters

A federal judge in Missouri on Monday night rejected an ACLU challenge that would have put a stop to certain tactics being used by the Missouri State Highway Patrol against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Metaphor Mondays"

It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Providence, RI, us Travel, Travel, US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Iowa jails to refuse immigration detainers

For years, local jails detained suspected illegal immigrants without a warrant - But that's changing in a number of Iowa counties.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Immigration Reform, Iowa, Illegal Immigration

Washington Blade

Plaintiff couples, state split on stay of Va. same-sex marriages

David Boies and Ted Olson are asking the Supreme Court to deny a stay request on Virginia same-sex marriages.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, Wedding, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian

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