Monthly Archives: April 2012

SB 1506: Revising Penalties for Simple Drug Possession

With an eye towards ending punitive drug policies that have made the United States the world’s largest incarcerator and cost taxpayers billions of dollars a year, Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has introduced legislation to reduce the penalty for Californians…

Surprising Coalition of Free Speech Advocates Join to Protect Marine’s Rights

SAN DIEGO—To protect service members when they comment on issues of public concern, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is joining with Gary Kreep and Nathan Oleson, of the United States Justice Foundation, Oathkeepers, J. Mark Brewer, of…

Escondido, Last Chance. Show Us Your Papers.

SAN DIEGO – Because the City of Escondido failed to provide relevant and necessary documents about its checkpoints and impound program, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties sent a legal demand letter today requesting either that the records…

ACLU Releases Cell Phone Tracking Documents From 200 Police Departments Nationwide

NEW YORK – Many of the approximately 200 law enforcement agencies responding to public record requests by the American Civil Liberties Union track cell phones without a warrant, according to documents newly released by the ACLU. A small number of…