Monthly Archives: October 2007

Fair Housing Act

In the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, Congress extended federal civil rights protections to people with disabilities in the sale and rental of private housing. During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, people with disabilities began to demand…

2007-2008 CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Mistaken Witness ID and False Confessions The two most common causes of wrongful conviction are mistaken eyewitness identification and false confessions. In death penalty cases, the number one cause of wrongful convictions is false testimony by informant witnesses. Modern DNA…

Update on Immigrants’ Experiences in San Diego Wildfires

Democracy Now, a daily independent news program airing on over 300 stations in North America, conducted an interview with ACLU’s Field & Policy Director, Andrea Guerrero, today. You can view the video online by clicking here. A transcript appears below….

ALERT: Concern for Immigrants During Fire Evacuations and Relief Effort

Since Monday, October 22, 2007, staff and volunteers working with the San Diego Immigrants’ Rights Consortium, of which the ACLU of San Diego is a key member, have witnessed and received reports that immigrant evacuees have been forced to work…

ACLU Applauds Community Response to Devastating Firestorm

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties applauds the massive outpouring of resources, volunteers, evacuation sites, and official and community responses to the tragic series of fires that are wreaking havoc on our region. We especially take note of…