Protecting public safety doesn't mean sacrificing civil liberties
Racial profiling, selective enforcement must end.
Good police practices, thorough training, carefully crafted policies, and appropriate allocation of resources in law enforcement can ensure public safety and prevent abuses in encounters between police and other law enforcement officers and the public.
Unfortunately, across the nation and here in San Diego and Imperial counties, patterns of racial profiling, the selective enforcement of laws against people of color, and disturbing traffic- and pedestrian-stop policies have resulted in a disproportionate effect on communities of color and poorer communities.
SAN DIEGO, CA – Norma Chavez-Peterson, Executive Director of the San Diego ACLU delivered the following statement regarding the final SDSU Study of SDPD Traffic Stop data during the 2pm meeting of the Public Safety... Read More
San Diego, CA – Below is the written testimony presented by San Diego ACLU Executive Director Norma Chavez-Peterson to the Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods Committee today, October 26, 2016. This... Read More
Sixteen thousand members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) were at the San Diego Convention Center this past October 15 – 18 for their annual conference. In an extraordinary statement... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2016 NEW STUDY SHOWS POLICE PRESENCE IN SCHOOLS HAS NEGATIVE EFFECT ON STUDENTS LOS ANGELES – Vast policy disparities among California school districts on how and when to summon... Read More