Monthly Archives: October 2010

Protecting Public Safety Doesn’t Mean Sacrificing Civil Liberties

Police have the vital and difficult job of protecting public safety. Performing this job effectively does not require sacrificing civil liberties. All California police agencies need to respect the rights of individuals while enforcing the law. And when allegations of…

Southwestern College: The Ongoing Free Speech Saga

In an ongoing saga spanning nearly a year, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties today sent a third letter to the attorneys working with Southwestern College to address serious constitutional flaws with the school’s so-called “Freedom of Expression”…

Cannabis Should Be Controlled, Not Criminalized

Proposition 19 allows adults 21 years old and older to possess and grow small amounts of their own marijuana for personal use. Consumption would be allowed at home, in non-public spaces, and in licensed public places. Penalties for giving or…

ACLU Afternoon at the Theater

Please join us for an afternoon performance of Yellow Face, the story of a world famous Asian American playwright, a Caucasian actor who gets his big break, and a Chinese American banker living the “Jimmy Stewart life.” The San Diego…

Protect All Youth

A coalition of concerned parents, pastors, students, educators, elected and appointed officials, law enforcement officers and community organizations will come together to mourn the loss of the 11 LGBT youth who’ve taken their lives in recent weeks as a result…