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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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Seems obvious to parents, who without pause would say to their children, "If your friend is bullying somebody, you tell your friend to stop.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
The tragic killing of college-bound teenager Michael Brown has raised questions about the frequency with which police kill unarmed black men in America.
The recent civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri has pushed police militarization into the national conversation.
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.
For years, local jails detained suspected illegal immigrants without a warrant - But that's changing in a number of Iowa counties.
David Boies and Ted Olson are asking the Supreme Court to deny a stay request on Virginia same-sex marriages.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa says officials at 22 county jails, including Woodbury, are refusing to accept requests from federal immigration authorities to hold people in jail without a court order.
A newly released memo from the Office of Legal Counsel calls the wisdom of David Barron's lifetime appointment to a federal judgeship into question.
Of Iowa's 99 counties, 22 said they will no longer hold inmates for Immigrations and Custom Enforcement without a judge's order.
Authorities in Kentucky released a dash cam video last April for what they argued was the justifiable shooting of 19-year-old driver.
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