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.
The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is investigating recent abuses by law enforcement officers, both at protests against police brutality and otherwise. If you have experienced and are seeking legal help... Read More
Addressing police violence requires re-examining the role of police in our society and re-imagining how to advance public safety by investing in resources for economic development, affordable housing, mental health... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra firstname.lastname@example.org 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed landmark legislation making California the largest... Read More
The following is the testimony delivered by ACLU-SDIC Policy Associate, Chelsey Birgisdóttir, as she spoke before the Public Safety and Liveable Neighborhoods Committee. Good morning, Councilmembers. My name is... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2019 Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra, email@example.com, 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, the California Senate passed AB 1215: The Body Camera Accountability Act, legislation to... Read More