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California, Say Her Name

By Novella Coleman As stories of state violence against Black men and boys occupy many of the calls for police reform, countless stories of Black women and girls subjected to excessive force and police misconduct... Read More

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

Justice Never Sleeps… and Neither Do We (Kind of)

By: Natasha Minsker Updated June 1, 2018 Last year, we celebrated significant legislative victories in California. The ACLU, our supporters, and our allies all worked together to pass legislation to protect... Read More

California Legislation to Watch

A New Bill Restores California’s Power to Fight Secret Surveillance

By Matt Cagle Law enforcement agencies are deploying secret and invasive surveillance technologies to collect sensitive location and biometric data, target local activists, and feed ICE’s deportation machine.... Read More

California Can Reduce the Number of Police Shootings. Here’s How.

Author: Peter Bibring Police in California have a problem with deadly force. Last year, police shot and killed 162 people in the state, half of whom did not have guns. California... Read More