Articles Tagged With ‘ACLU’


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) National organization advocating individual rights, by litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.



ACLU hosts Constitution Day BBQ Saturday

In celebration of Constitution Day, the San Luis Obispo County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is hosting a BBQ at Santa Rosa Park in San Luis Obispo on Saturday Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Two LA County Sheriff’s deputies sentenced to prison

Two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies who were found guilty after a two-week trial earlier this year of falsifying reports with the intent to obstruct justice related to their assault of a waist-chained inmate were sentenced... (Continue reading)

Discourse, diversity and democracy

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON As the target of criticism over my role on the steering committee of the SLO County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (a position also held by the fearless publisher... (Continue reading)

California officer wrestles pregnant woman to the ground

The ACLU has released footage of a California police officer tackling an eight-months pregnant woman and wrestling her to the ground. [LA Times] Charlena Michelle Cooks has just dropped off her daughter at elementary school... (Continue reading)

Federal court upholds California’s DNA sampling law

A federal appeals court has unanimously upheld a California law that allows officials to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony. [Mercury News] The 5-year-old law permits DNA sampling without review by a... (Continue reading)

Website sues FBI for alleged spying

Has the FBI been spying on an online magazine? The editors of San Francisco-based Antiwar.com are suing the federal agency with the help of the ACLU to prove their assertion that government agents have had... (Continue reading)

Brown: Early prison release for some

Low-risk and elderly inmates in California state prisons would be released early in an effort to reduce institutional crowding, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday. (Los Angeles Times) Brown was responding to a federal court order... (Continue reading)

Maricopa traffic cops will back off of motorists

Motorists driving through Maricopa can breathe a little easier now that the police department has revamped its policy for citing traffic violations. The town of 1,200 in western Kern County had turned into a trap... (Continue reading)

CMC inmate suing prison over grooming policy

A Sikh inmate at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo is suing the Department of Corrections for punishing him for refusing to trim his beard in adherence to his religion. [SacramentoBee] Sukhjinder Basra... (Continue reading)

ACLU challenges microchipping of preschoolers

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is raising questions over the decision by a Bay Area county to use microchip tracking program in their preschool centers. [California Watch]. At issue is Contra Costa County’s computerized... (Continue reading)