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Aerial Surveillance
Action

Stop Discriminatory, Out-of Control Police Surveillance

Jan 11, 2022
When we took to the streets in 2020, California police recorded us with high-powered surveillance. A year-long investigation by the ACLU of Northern California exposes how California Highway Patrol (CHP) sent out helicopters with surveillance tech to record high-definition video of people protesting for racial justice. Read More
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KYR Resource

Know Your Rights: Reproductive Health Care in California Jails

Dec 09, 2021
California has some of the strongest laws in the country that guarantee your right to obtain sexual and reproductive health care. Being in jail does not mean you lose those rights, and you have the right to obtain the reproductive health care you need regardless of your gender identity or gender expression. Read More
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Publication

Outside the Law: The Legal War Against Unhoused People

Nov 19, 2021
The plight of people who are unhoused has reached horrific proportions in California, but instead of embarking on a resurgence of affordable housing, communities have instead instituted policies and regulations that target unhoused people by harassing, citing, segregating, banishing, and even imprisoning them. Read More
ACLU of Northern CA
Case

Echeveste v. Jones (Unlawful ICE Transfers)

Nov 16, 2021
On Nov. 15, 2021, our organization, along with co-counsel Conrad | Metlitzky | Kane LLP , sued Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones and Sacramento County for unlawfully transferring immigrants to ICE custody. Internal documents show that sheriff’s officials illegally transfer immigrants to ICE after they have completed their county jail sentences, rather than releasing them to their families and ... Read More
ACLU of Northern CA
News

ACLU Sues Sacramento County Sheriff for Illegally Collaborating with Immigration Agents in ICE Arrests of Immigrants

Nov 16, 2021
ACLU NorCal and co-counsel have sued Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones for unlawfully transferring immigrants to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The suit alleges that sheriff’s officials unlawfully transfer immigrants to ICE after they have completed their county jail sentences, rather than releasing them to their families and communities or following proper notificat... Read More