Daily Archives: 07/02/2012

New Web App Asks Californians to Weigh Incarceration Spending Against Cuts to Education, Social Services, Public Safety

California’s budget negotiations are an exercise in high stakes tradeoffs.  And as legislators finalize deep cuts to education and the safety net, the ACLU is challenging Californians to acquire a real-time sense of how the state’s bottom line would fare…

Constitution Protects All People from Unjustified, Deadly Force at the Border

Should a border patrol agent who kills an unarmed 15-year-old be allowed to escape judicial review, because the agent was on the U.S. side of the border and the child was over the line in Mexico?  The ACLU says, “No,”…