Tag Archives: people of color
An identification — whether accurate or not — could cost people their freedom or even their lives.
To those who have been used to privilege all their lives, equality may feel like oppression.
Although found guilty, I’ll still act in accordance with my belief that we didn’t act criminally.
Enforcement destroys families, undermines health
DN! | Sotomayor “Tells It Like It Is” Slams Racial Profiling, Illegal Search and Seizure in Scathing Dissent
Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that evidence of a crime can still be used in some cases even if police obtained it illegally. While the 5-3 ruling deals a blow to civil rights in favor of police powers, it is likely to be remembered largely for the powerful dissent penned by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina justice on the court.
Fiore: With more brutal killings and mysterious deaths while in police custody, it seems hardly a day goes by without a new dashboard camera video or protest calling out for justice. As these tragedies keep happening, I thought it might be helpful to look at our predicament from a few billion miles away.
Picking Up the Pieces – Policing in America, a Minneapolis Case Study digs into 33 months of data the ACLU obtained from the police department and explores the who, what, when, where, why, and how of low-level arrests occurring in a city known for its affluence and liberal politics. The report also recommends reforms to begin […]
The Minnesota statewide Shadow Report, “A Human Rights Perspective on The Land of 10,000 Lakes Disparities,” focuses on the economic and cultural dispossession of people of color and American Indians in Minnesota, documenting several of Minnesota’s racial disparities in several key areas (health, employment, housing, income, food security and access to nutritious food, juvenile and […]
“. . . it’s time for American police to remember that they are supposed to protect and serve our communities, not wage war on the people who live in them.” ACLU.org June 23, 2014 All across the country, heavily armed SWAT teams are raiding people’s homes in the middle of the night, often just to […]