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ACLU Sues to Release Mother of Two From ICE Detention

Posted: Feb 06, 2018 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Immigration

The ACLU has filed a petition in federal court to seek the immediate release of Rhode Island resident Lilian Calderon from an immigration detention facility.

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ACLU Statement on Grand Jury Finding in Fatal Police Shooting of Joseph Santos

Posted: Feb 02, 2018 |Category: Criminal Justice Open Government Police Practices

While the grand jury’s decision is not surprising, it would be wrong to consider this the end of the matter. Even if the fatal shooting of Mr. Santos was legally justified, many questions and concerns remain.

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ACLU Says New East Greenwich Social Media Policy Violates Town Employees’ First Amendment Rights

Posted: Jan 30, 2018 |Category: Free Speech Workplace Rights

The ACLU of Rhode Island has called upon the East Greenwich Town Council to revisit an “Employee Social Media Policy” it adopted last week. In a letter to the Council, the ACLU raises concerns about the policy’s “breadth and its impact on Town employees’ First Amendment rights.”

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New Report Examines The Fallout From Overzealous ‘Tough-On-Crime’ Lawmaking

Posted: Jan 26, 2018 |Category: Criminal Justice Due Process Fair Administration of Justice Rights of Ex-Offenders The "War on Drugs"

A new ACLU of RI report - “Rhode Island’s Statehouse-to-Prison Pipeline” - takes an in-depth look at how overzealous lawmaking has resulted in an unfair, costly, and sometimes absurd criminal justice system in the State.

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Groups Ask U.S. Attorney to Investigate Police Policies Governing Communication with the Deaf

Posted: Jan 24, 2018 |Category: Criminal Justice Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Due Process Police Practices

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the R.I. Disability Law Center (RIDLC) have asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Rhode Island to address local law enforcement agencies’ lack of compliance with federal laws requiring them to provide effective communication with people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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Update on ACLU “Harrington Hall” Lawsuit: State Law Remains on Hold

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 |Category: Active Case Civil Rights Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Rights of the Poor Rights of Ex-Offenders

Following a closed-chambers conference with U.S. District Judge William Smith today, the State has acknowledged that a new law which caps the occupancy of registered sex offenders at Harrington Hall homeless shelter in Cranston at 10%, will be on hold until the court reaches a final decision in the pending ACLU challenge to the law.

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Update On ACLU Lawsuit Against State Over “Harrington Hall” Law: Shelter Will Not Turn People Away

Posted: Jan 03, 2018 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Rights of the Poor

The Court acknowledged that there are significant legal and factual issues which the State has not yet had an opportunity to address....parties agreed that while they are developing the legal issues, no one would be turned away and that we could publicly communicate that understanding.

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