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For police agencies already using body cameras, many believe in the benefit of having a way to capture what happens in real time. The Benedict Police Department recently upgraded to better, more high-resolution body cameras in the last two months.
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A coalition including civil liberties groups and government whistleblowers has come out against a Senate bill responding to the government surveillance and data collection revealed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Many observers see the current Senate version of the USA Freedom Act as the most likely to succeed.
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It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are.
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IT'S A STUNNING Sunday along Spring Garden Street, and Reggie Shuford's stuck on the phone outside the Silk City Diner. As executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Shuford, 48, is a busy man with a phone that's nearly always buzzing and pinging with something or someone new.
You know may know him as Chalky White from the hit HBO prohibition drama, Boardwalk Empire, or from his roles in The Wire and 12 Years a Slave, but Michael K. Williams has a new title. Williams has signed on to be an ambassador for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Last month I confessed to the nation and the world, "We tortured some folks." And of course, I've also confessed that we use extrajudicial killing without a conviction -- what folks used to call Murder -- to support American interests and help keep us safe.
A ballot drop site outside Sherwood City Hall in May. Ballots for the November election will be mailed in mid-October. We could not support with more enthusiasm the goal of Measure 89's sponsors, which is to prevent gender-based discrimination.
A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Friday gave Wisconsin the go-ahead to implement its voter ID law that a federal district court in April had ruled in Frank v. Walker violated the Constitution and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Peggy Young worked for UPS delivering letters and packages. When she became pregnant, she requested but was denied less strenuous work.
The appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter ID law Friday afternoon. That means the law, passed nearly three years ago but in limbo since will be used November 4th.
Writing in June that the nonprofit " strongly opposes " the so-called Udall amendment, the ACLU's Laura Murphy and Gabriel Rottman called the Democratic proposal "deceptively complex," "unnecessary," "redundant of existing law," "dangerous for liberties," "vague," "overbroad," "exceedingly dangerous to democratic processes," and "the first time the amendatory process has been used to directly limit specifically enumerated rights and freedoms." Reid's baby, the ACLU said, would "'break' the Constitution" by "amending the First Amendment."
Librarians in Massachusetts are working to give their patrons a chance to opt-out of pervasive surveillance. Partnering with the ACLU of Massachusetts, area librarians have been teaching and taking workshops on how freedom of speech and the right to privacy are compromised by the surveillance of online and digital communications -- and what new privacy-protecting services they can offer patrons to shield them from unwanted spying of their library activity.
One day last month, the lyrics were from a heavy metal song by Exodus that was inspired by the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech, Billboard reports. "Student bodies lying dead in the halls, a blood-splattered treatise of hate.
Nineteen states have laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, though legal fights are pending over the issue in four states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Civil rights groups argue such laws unfairly target poor and elderly residents who are less likely to have IDs, while supporters say they protect against voter fraud.
BALTIMORE - The results are out for the first month of the new youth curfew in Baltimore supporters say it's good news, but others say the information is vague. Supporters of the curfew law say they're seeing great progress, but some critics are concerned with who it could target and the impact.
Congress, exhausted after a month-long recess, is set to adjourn again next week to allow incumbents to get onto the campaign trail ahead of the midterms. But in letters to the Hill, the ACLU is urging lawmakers to stick around at least until it had taken a vote on whether President Obama has the authority to launch strikes against militants in Iraq and Syria.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:46 pm
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