Yearly Archives: 2015

ACLU applauds judge’s decision to release video footage of killing of Nehad–UPDATED

***UPDATE: ACLU Statement on DA Dumanis’s Creation of a “Protocol” for How/When to Release Police Body Camera Video*** The following statement can be attributed to our legal director, David Loy: The purpose of access to public records is to hold…

ACLU of Northern California Statement on the SFPD’s Fatal Shooting of Mario Woods

For Immediate Release :  December 3, 2015 The ACLU of Northern California joins San Francisco community members in demanding justice for 26-year old Mario Woods. Woods died Wednesday after police shot him multiple times in San Francisco’s Bayview district. We…

Unconstitutional Termination of UCSD Student Media Funding

As explained in a letter sent by the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, UCSD’s student council must reverse its unconstitutional decision to terminate funding for all student media because of a single article in The Koala, which is published…

The “American Security Against Foreign Enemies” Act is Un-American

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union denounces the U.S. House passage of the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015.” The vote was 289 to 137. Karin Johanson, director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, said: Speaker Ryan…

ACLU: It’s Factually Wrong to Blame Refugees for Terror They’re Fleeing

NEW YORK — Following the attacks in Paris, some U.S. governors and federal lawmakers have moved to restrict the planned resettlement of Syrian refugees to the United States. Cecillia Wang, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said:…