Tag Archives: california

Time to end ‘willful defiance’ expulsions, suspensions in K-12 education

Imagine this scenario: A student speaks out of turn in class and is immediately referred to the principal’s office then suspended from school for three days. This is the harsh reality of a catch-all school disciplinary code commonly known as…

ACLU Statement on Advancement of Bill to Update California Lethal Use of Force Law and Save Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-442-1036 x613 SACRAMENTO – Today, legislation to update California’s lethal use of force law was removed from the Senate Appropriations Committee and referred to the Senate Rules Committee before heading to…

The California Values Act Protects Us All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2018 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes [email protected] (619) 501-3408 A statement from the American Civil Liberties Union Foundations of California on today’s meeting at the White House regarding the California Values Act: “By meeting with President Trump…

California Can Reduce the Number of Police Shootings. Here’s How.

Author: Peter Bibring Police in California have a problem with deadly force. Last year, police shot and killed 162 people in the state, half of whom did not have guns. California departments have some of the highest rates of killings…

ACLU: Greyhound Must Stop Giving Border Patrol Permission to Conduct Bus Raids

Greyhound buses, once a symbol of travel on America’s vast highways, have become rolling traps where U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents routinely board to unlawfully interrogate, detain and arrest passengers. The agents, with the agreement of Greyhound, stage surprise…