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Rhode Island Arrest Data Shows Larger Racial Disparity Than In Ferguson, Missouri

Posted: Nov 19, 2014 |Category: Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Police Practices

Many police departments across Rhode Island disproportionately arrest black individuals at rates that eclipse the racial disparity of arrests found in Ferguson, Missouri, newly reported data shows.

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ACLU Files Suit Over Medical Marijuana Discrimination

Posted: Nov 12, 2014 |Category: Discrimination Medical Marijuana The "War on Drugs" Workplace Rights

The ACLU of Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a URI graduate student who was denied summer employment this year at a fabrics company because of her status as a registered medical marijuana user.

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Protect Your Rights: Reject Question 3

Posted: Nov 03, 2014 |Category:

Tomorrow, you will choose between your constitutional rights or an expensive fantasy. Your vote can protect your rights. Reject Question 3.

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Barrington’s Molly Coffey Receives Diploma

Posted: Oct 30, 2014 |Category: Students' Rights

Barrington resident Molly Coffey has received her diploma.

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New Health Department Regulations Help Transgender Population

Posted: Oct 24, 2014 |Category: Discrimination LGBT Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and Youth Pride Inc. today commended the RI Department of Health for adopting new “vital records” regulations this week that will make it easier for transgender people to revise the gender designation on their birth certificate.

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Groups Question Barrington Schools’ Refusal To Grant A Diploma To High Stakes Testing Critic

Posted: Oct 23, 2014 |Category: Students' Rights

Saying that the situation created “a troubling impression of retaliatory motivation,” the ACLU of Rhode Island and the R.I. Disability Law Center have called on the Barrington School Committee to issue a high school diploma to Molly Coffey, the Barrington High School senior whose plight led to the General Assembly’s passage of a law establishing a moratorium on the state’s “high stakes testing” requirement for graduation.

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1986 Constitutional Convention delegates speak on the dangers of a Constitutional Convention

Posted: Oct 21, 2014 |Category: Civil Rights

Rhode Islanders who served as delegates to Rhode Island’s 1986 Constitutional Convention spoke outside the Garrahy Judicial Complex to speak about their personal experiences as delegates to a Constitutional Convention.

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