Author Archives: Ferchil Ramos

ACLU Statement on Advancement of Bill to Update California Lethal Use of Force Law and Save Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-442-1036 x613 SACRAMENTO – Today, legislation to update California’s lethal use of force law was removed from the Senate Appropriations Committee and referred to the Senate Rules Committee before heading to…

California Mother Whose Son was Killed by Police Applauds Committee Approval of Bill to Open Police Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-442-1036 x613 Sacramento – Today, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations advanced legislation to open law enforcement misconduct and use of force records in California. SB 1421, introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner…

ACLU of California Statement on Changes to Bail Reform Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2018 CONTACT: Daisy Vieyra, [email protected], 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) unveiled amendments to bail reform legislation, Senate Bill 10, he introduced in 2016. Natasha Minsker, Center Director for the ACLU of California…

ACLU Statement on Ninth Circuit Decision Affirming First Amendment Right to Photograph Near Ports of Entry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 14, 2018 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes [email protected] (619) 501-3408 SAN DIEGO – Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Askins et al. v. DHS. The case involves the public’s First Amendment right to…

Police Are Acquiring Surveillance Tech in Secret. A California Bill Would Give the Public a Say

Recent stories about Amazon’s invasive face scanning surveillance technology and Cambridge Analytica’s exploitation of Facebook data have brought the impact of surveillance and data misuse to the fore. But many people don’t realize how often local law enforcement agencies acquire…