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2 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.


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

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

6 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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

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.


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.


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.


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

KSCJ-AM Sioux City

Sheriff Says Aclu Immigration Detainee Concerns not True Locally

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.


Related Topix: Activism, Council Bluffs, IA

The Atlantic

7 Pages That Gave President Obama Cover to Kill Americans

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.


Related Topix: US News, First Circuit Court of Appeals, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul


22 Iowa counties will no longer honor ICE requests

Of Iowa's 99 counties, 22 said they will no longer hold inmates for Immigrations and Custom Enforcement without a judge's order.


Related Topix: Iowa, Iowa County, IA, Wapello, IA

River Front Times

Momentum Grows for Police Dashboard Cameras, Body Cams in Wake of Ferguson

Authorities in Kentucky released a dash cam video last April for what they argued was the justifiable shooting of 19-year-old driver.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St Louis County, MO

The Washington Post

Attorneys for Chelsea Manning promise fight if Pentagon doesna t grant treatment

Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick in this undated photograph released by the U.S. Army.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Leavenworth, US Army, Prison, US Military Prisons