Monthly Archives: May 2012

Escondido Doubles Down: Protests Are Okay… Except Most of the Time

SAN DIEGO – The City of Escondido, aided by the California Highway Patrol, has violated the First Amendment by restricting the public’s right to protest, demonstrate, record and speak out against its controversial vehicle checkpoint operations, charged the ACLU of…

Not-So-Subtle Campaign to Pressure Parents to Cough Up for iPads

Update 5/30/2012:  The Poway Unified School District and the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Countiesresolved a thorny issue in which a district elementary school apparently pressured families to pay for iPads for their 4th and 5th grade students, in violation of the…

Religious “Superstars” Shouldn’t Proselytize at Public School

After a speaker with a long history of religious proselytizing preached Christian doctrine to middle school students in the South Bay, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties demanded that the Sweetwater Union High School District take immediate steps…

Border Agents Charged with Abusing U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens Alike

In an alarming number of cases, Customs and Border Protection agents are using excessive force and ignoring due process at ports of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border, charged the ACLU in an administrative complaint sent yesterday to the Department of…