Monthly Archives: February 2016

ACLU Statement On Lincoln High School Incident

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is deeply concerned about an incident yesterday at Lincoln High School, in which a school police officer tased a student who is now facing charges in juvenile court and San Diego police…

New Legislation Increases Transparency in Law Enforcement Records

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to improve transparency, accountability and trust between law enforcement and the public, Senator Mark Leno has introduced SB 1286, a bill allowing greater public access to peace officer records related to serious uses of force…

The Real Stakes of Apple’s Fight with the FBI

This post, originally published by Time, is by Alex Abdo, staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. On Tuesday, the government obtained a court order compelling Apple to hack into an iPhone as part of the FBI’s investigation into the…

ACLU Requests Investigation of SDPD’s Use of Force Against Mentally Ill

SAN DIEGO – Following the police shooting of a mentally ill man holding a pen, and the district attorney’s decision not to press charges against the officer, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties compiled a list of disturbing…

Buying Water is Not a Suspicious Activity

Have you ever attended a protest? Have you ever taken a photo of a bridge or subway car? Maybe you’ve been so bold as to endanger the lives of your fellow Americans by buying a large case of bottled water?…