Monthly Archives: August 2017

Advocates Applaud Governor Brown and Chief Justice’s Commitment to Reform California’s Unjust Bail System

SACRAMENTO—Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Senator Bob Hertzberg and Assemblymember Rob Bonta announced their plan to work together to reform California’s fraught money bail system. The bill cosponsors issued the statement below in response: “We…

Community Groups to Oppose Mayor’s Secret Police Chief Panel

SAN DIEGO – A coalition of community-based organizations gathered on Wednesday in front of City Hall to express their disappointment in Mayor Faulconer’s flawed plan to select our next chief of police. Specifically, the group called on the mayor to…

City’s Secretive Recruitment Process For New SDPD Chief Falls Short

SAN DIEGO – A coalition of community advocacy groups is calling on San Diego City leaders to have an open and transparent process to hire the next chief of police. The process announced by the city on Tuesday is deeply…

Unjust Money Bail System Needs Reform

SAN DIEGO – The money bail system in California is unfair and ineffective and needs to be reformed. That was the message from several community leaders and advocates during a town hall meeting hosted by the ACLU of San Diego…

ACLU of California Statement: White Supremacist Violence is not Free Speech

Our country’s greatest strengths are the diversity of its people and the principles of equal dignity and inclusion that unite us all. There are troubling events planned in our state in the coming weeks. This is an incredibly painful and…