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Public Safety Committee Refuses to Vote on Key Police Accountability Bill

Jun 26, 2007
The Assembly Public Safety Committee refused to vote on SB 1019 on June 26, 2007, dealing a serious blow to efforts to restore police accountability in California. Earlier this month, SB 1019 (D-Romero) was passed in the state Senate in a 22-11 vote, despite threats by police associations of torpedoing unrelated term limit reform if the bill was passed. Read More
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Fairfield Families Win New Policies for Police in Schools

Jun 07, 2007
The City of Fairfield and ten families adopted a settlement agreement yesterday providing for comprehensive new policies to address police conduct on school campuses. This agreement resolved a March 2, 2007 incident when the Fairfield police came onto the campus of Rodriguez High School and rounded-up a group of innocent students, accusing them of being gang members. Read More
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ACLU Applauds State Senate Vote to Restore Public Oversight of Police

Jun 04, 2007
Sacramento – The state Senate today voted to restore public access to records and public hearings related to complaints about police misconduct.In a 22 to 11 vote, the Senate approved SB 1019, overturning the state Supreme Court’s Aug. 29, 2006 decision in Copley Press v. San Diego, which blocked public access to records about police complaints and effectively stopped police commissions from... Read More
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ACLU Sues Jeppesen Dataplan in San Jose for Participation in Seventy CIA Kidnapping and Torture Flights

May 30, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO – The national American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Northern California today filed a federal lawsuit against San Jose-based Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Boeing Company, on behalf of three victims of the United States government’s unlawful “extraordinary rendition” program. The suit charges that Jeppesen knowingly provided direct flight services to the... Read More
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ACLU Seeks Records on Immigration Enforcement Actions in Northern California

Mar 06, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO – The ACLU of Northern California, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request today seeking records relating to recent enforcement actions conducted by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE). The ACLU-NC has requested expedited processing because of the urgency of this... Read More
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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Homeless Residents in Fresno

Nov 22, 2006
A federal judge announced today his intention to issue a preliminary injunction stopping the City of Fresno from unlawfully destroying the personal property of thousands of homeless residents. The lawsuit, Kincaid v. City of Fresno, was filed in October and claims that the City has been violating the constitutional rights of homeless people by seizing and immediately destroying their personal pro... Read More