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ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties Statement re San Diego City County’s Resolution to Support AB 392.

Today, the San Diego City Council passed a resolution to support AB 392: The California Act to Save Lives. Authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber, AB 392 is a common-sense bill that will save lives and increase safety for police officers….

California Act to Save Lives (AB 392)

  Police officers should avoid using deadly force whenever possible. But, right now, officers can legally use deadly force and kill someone even when they have other alternatives. AB 392: The California Act to Save Lives, introduced this year by…

ACLU of California Commends Governor for Assigning National Guard to Locations Where They are Actually Needed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 11, 2019 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes [email protected] (619) 501-3408 SAN DIEGO – Please attribute the following statement to Norma Chavez-Peterson, executive director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, speaking on behalf of the three…

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…