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Preventing the Next Ferguson

Posted: Nov 26, 2014 |Category: Civil Rights Criminal Justice Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Free Speech Police Practices Right to Petition & Protest The "War on Drugs" Voting Rights

As the country engages in a long-overdue conversation about race, policing and justice, it’s easy to believe that Rhode Island will never be the topic of that conversation. Yet, we know that’s simply not true--it has happened here before and is likely to happen again if changes are not made. With your help, we can tackle these issues in Rhode Island.

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North Kingstown “Vicious Dog” Ordinance Challenged

Posted: Nov 25, 2014 |Category: Due Process

If a dog is declared vicious, does a town have the right to seize the animal and potentially euthanize it solely because the pet owner lives within one mile of a school or daycare facility?

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ACLU Of Rhode Island Statement On Events in Ferguson, Missouri

Posted: Nov 25, 2014 |Category: Civil Rights Criminal Justice Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Police Practices

The discussion generated by Michael Brown's death must lead to constructive resolutions.

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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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