Monthly Archives: July 2019

Stop Criminalizing Adolescent Behavior (AB 901)

In far too many places across California, juvenile probation has become a knee-jerk reaction to young people who are simply having trouble in school or at home but who haven’t been accused of a crime. Criminalizing adolescent behavior and placing…

ACLU Demands Orange County Comply with the California Values Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2019 CONTACT: ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, 619-501-3408, [email protected] ACLU SoCal Communications & Media Advocacy, 213-977-5252, [email protected] ACLU Demands Orange County Comply with the California Values Act Thousands of Operation Streamline Defendants Were…

California Set to Pass Landmark Legislation to Save Lives, Reduce the Number of Police Shootings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2019 Media Contacts: Zakiya Scott, 704-277-8025, [email protected] Elizeth Virrueta, 626-848-1193, [email protected] Daisy Vieyra, 916-824-3266, [email protected] Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the California Senate passed landmark legislation to strengthen the law on police use of force and…

Federal Court Blocks Trump Administration Policy of Arbitrarily Jailing Asylum-Seekers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2019 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen ACLU National 347-514-3984 [email protected] SEATTLE — A federal court has blocked a Trump administration policy that categorically denies bond hearings to asylum-seekers. The policy, announced April 16 by Attorney General William Barr, targeted…