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Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

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

By: Natasha Minsker Updated August 17, 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

Police Practices

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... Read More

LGBTQ Rights

Celebrate Pride Month by Improving California Laws

By Amanda Goad June is Pride month, a month to celebrate the strength and activism of LGBTQ people. Communities across California honor the spirit of Pride every year with parades, marches, and other events. But as... Read More

Legislative

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

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