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California is Reining in Policing for Profit

by Mica Doctoroff & Kanya Bennett Published originally September 20, 2016. UPDATE: As of January 2017, new protections against policing for profit have taken effect in California. Thanks to a huge coalition effort co-led by the ACLU, California law enforcement can…

Making Things More Fair in CA, One Bill at a Time

OUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS California now has some of the strongest protections against policing for profit in the country Working with a broad coalition of racial justice, immigrants’ rights, labor, and civil libertarian organizations, we sponsored and passed SB 443, a…

Gov. Brown Signs Historic Bill to Rein in Asset Forfeiture Abuse, Paving Way for Other States

SACRAMENTO—Today, Governor Brown signed a groundbreaking bill to limit civil asset forfeiture abuse in California, marking a significant victory for the larger asset forfeiture reform movement underway throughout the country. State lawmakers approved Senate Bill 443 last month with overwhelming,…

Have the police ever taken your property?

Many people in California have had their money, car, and even their home permanently taken by law enforcement – even though they were never arrested or convicted of a crime. If this has happened to you, sharing your story could…