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Maryland toughens “cyber-bullying” law yet further

“We’re not interested in charging children or putting them in jail or fining them,” says a campaigner for Maryland’s “cyber-bullying” law, “Grace’s Law 2.0,” which is drafted to do exactly those things. “What we want to do is change the behavior so the internet is more kind,” says the same campaigner regarding the new law, which would encourage online users to turn each other in for potential 10-year prison terms over single instances of certain kinds of malicious, abusive speech, and is being b...
Tags: Twitter, Maryland, Bullying, Law, Senate, Uncategorized, Social Media, Aclu, Ohio, First Amendment, Baltimore County, Court of Appeals, Raskin, Holness, Online Speech, Bobby Zirkin


Police agencies forfeit millions after new law chokes off funds from asset seizures

Jewels worth $7.2 million were seized in Los Angeles. Fine art worth $4.1 million was seized in Signal Hill. U.S. currency totaling $30.8 million was seized in Beverly Hills. Federal law enforcement operations seized nearly $1.9 billion worth of airplanes, houses, cash, jewelry, cars and other items from suspected wrongdoers nationwide in 2018  — a precipitous drop from $2.6 billion just three years earlier, according to federal data. While the value of property seized in California has skyrocke...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Supreme Court, California, Kentucky, Police, Government, Senate, Virginia, Los Angeles, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Aclu, Long Beach


Armed civilians are detaining migrants at the border. The ACLU wants them investigated

The United Constitutional Patriots is patrolling the border area, armed with weapons and searching for migrants.            [Author: El Paso Times]
Tags: News, Aclu, El Paso Times, United Constitutional Patriots


Armed civilians are detaining migrants at the border. The ACLU wants them investigated.

The United Constitutional Patriots is patrolling the border area, armed with weapons and searching for migrants.            [Author: El Paso Times]
Tags: News, Aclu, El Paso Times, United Constitutional Patriots


The ACLU calls militia's border seizures kidnapping

A militia group near the US-Mexico border detained hundreds of people this week, New Mexico's attorney general told CNN.
Tags: News, US, Aclu, Stories, New Mexico


Utah Bans Police From Searching Digital Data Without a Warrant

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Forbes: In a major win for digital privacy, Utah became the first state in the nation to ban warrantless searches of electronic data. Under the Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act (HB 57), state law enforcement can only access someone's transmitted or stored digital data (including writing, images, and audio) if a court issues a search warrant based on probable cause. Simply put, the act ensures that search engines, email providers, social media, c...
Tags: Utah, Tech, Aclu, Forbes, Libertas Institute


A militia group detained migrants at the border. The ACLU calls it kidnapping

A militia group near the US-Mexico border detained hundreds of people this week, New Mexico's attorney general told CNN.
Tags: US, Cnn, Aclu, New Mexico


ACLU Condemns ‘Vigilantes’ Who Are Allegedly Detaining Migrants On The Border

The group claims it's helping U.S. Border Patrol catch undocumented migrants. The ACLU calls the group kidnappers.
Tags: News, Aclu, U S Border Patrol


Signing Ceremony: Knife Rights’ MT Switchblade Ban Repeal & Knife Law Preemption Bill

Signing Ceremony: Knife Rights' MT Switchblade Ban Repeal: L-R: Rep. Casey Knudsen, Gov. Bullock and Ethan Becker – Inscribed Pro-Tech SBR Montana – -(AmmoLand.com)- Tuesday afternoon in Helena, Montana Governor Steve Bullock held a signing ceremony for Knife Rights' Montana Switchblade Ban Repeal and Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 155. Knife Rights Board member Ethan Becker attended representing Knife Rights. Ethan presented the Governor his first ever automatic knife, a specially inscribed P...
Tags: Guns, Montana, Aclu, Steve Bullock, Ethan, Helena Montana, Ethan Becker, Montana Montana, Gun Rights News, Knife Rights, Pro Tech Knives, America s Grassroots Knife Owners Organization, Todd Rathner, SwitchBlades, Casey Knudsen, Knife Law Preemption


Attorney General Issues Rule To Keep Some Asylum Seekers From Posting Bail

The order would hinder immigration judges' ability to release detained migrants. The ACLU vows to fight it.
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Attorney General Barr Issues Rule To Keep Some Asylum Seekers From Posting Bail

The order would hinder immigration judges' ability to release detained migrants. The ACLU vows to fight it.
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The Democrats’ about-face on open borders and open arms

Why are Democrats so upset by the notion of releasing the tens of thousands of illegal aliens into “sanctuary” cities that they themselves have created? These same politicians have spent the last year telling the American people that President Trump “manufactured” the crisis on our southern border while insisting that letting the “huddled masses” enter our country freely would be an unadulterated good. So why do they suddenly think that sending a couple of thousand illegal aliens to a large, pro...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, America, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, House, Aclu, Nancy Pelosi, El Salvador, Central America, Nancy, Trump, El Paso


Notable letter from criminal justice groups calling for robust implementation of the FIRST STEP Act's prison reforms

Via email today, I learned of this notable lengthy letter signed by an array of criminal justice groups addressing key issues related to the implementation of the prison reform components of the FIRST STEP Act.  Because the full letter runs seven pages, I will provide the summary that appeared in the email that I received: [T]his sign-on letter call[s] for the implementation of the First Step Act in a manner that is consistent with Congressional intent and the text of the statute.  The letter, ...
Tags: Law, White House, US, Aclu, Doj, Justice Department, IRC, Hudson Institute, Congressional, NIJ, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Bureau of Prisons BOP, Prez Trump, FAMM, Independent Review Committee


Extended letter from criminal justice groups calling for robust implementation of the FIRST STEP Act's prison reforms

Via email today, I learned of this notable lengthy letter signed by an array of criminal justice groups addressing key issues related to the implementation of the prison reform components of the FIRST STEP Act.  Because the full letter runs seven pages, I will provide the summary that appeared in the email that I received: [T]his sign-on letter call[s] for the implementation of the First Step Act in a manner that is consistent with Congressional intent and the text of the statute.  The letter, ...
Tags: Law, White House, US, Aclu, Doj, Justice Department, IRC, Hudson Institute, Congressional, NIJ, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Bureau of Prisons BOP, Prez Trump, FAMM, Independent Review Committee


Uncertainty plagues families who worry immigrant detainees in So Cal will be sent out of state

More than two weeks after Orange County and Adelanto officials said they were getting out of the immigrant detention business, the fate of some 2,500 people still held in prison-like facilities remains unclear. Though federal immigration officials declined comment Friday, they indicated last month that detainees in Orange County and Adelanto could be sent out of California. Because such relocation could affect thousands of families in the region – separating immigrant parents and spouses from th...
Tags: Congress, California, Sheriff, City, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Ice, Evans, Vietnam, Orange County, Orange, Gerardo Hernandez, Ahmed, Flores, Southern California


The Legal Challenge To Ohio’s New Heartbeat Abortion Law

Ohio’s new law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected is supposed to go into effect in three months. But there’s a very good chance it won’t. There’s a legal challenge looming. The ACLU of Ohio’s Legal Director, Freda Levenson, says the new ban criminalizes almost all abortions in the state. “This is a very clear violation of women’s constitutional rights that have been established for close to fifty years under Roe vs. Wade which became the law of the land in 1973. Women have a ...
Tags: Aclu, Ohio, U S Supreme Court, Jo Ingles, Roe, Mike DeWine, Freda Levenson, Levenson


ACLU Sues New Jersey School Over Gun Photo Censorship

ACLU sues Lacey schools for students' gun rights, photo from APP Lacey Township, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- The New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing Lacey Township High School on behalf of two students that the school suspended for posting two pictures of legally owned guns on their social media. Student Cody Conroy and another unidentified student shared two pictures of guns through the photo-sharing app Snapchat. The first picture was captioned “I know where I am goin...
Tags: Facebook, School, Guns, Aclu, New Jersey, John, Nra, Columbine, American Civil Liberties Union, Northern Virginia, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, Veritas Firearms LLC, John Crump John, Lacey Township High School


ACLU says Georgia sheriff is illegally denying books to prisoners

The American Civil Liberties Union says a Georgia sheriff is violating prisoners' First Amendment rights by banning books and publications that arrive by mail or from family members.
Tags: Georgia, Cnn, Aclu, American Civil Liberties Union


A Bill Banning Most Abortions Becomes Law In Ohio

The ACLU of Ohio, along with other pro-choice organizations, will sue to block the law, one of most restrictive abortion laws in the country. "We're counting on [a lawsuit]," say law supporters.(Image credit: Paul Vernon/AP)
Tags: News, Aclu, Ohio


Planned Parenthood And ACLU Sue Over Utah’s 18-Week Abortion Ban

“This unconstitutional ban is clearly part of a broader agenda to ban all abortion one law at a time.”
Tags: Utah, News, Aclu


Bail bond preservation measure looks like a winner

It’s never easy to convince Californians they should reverse decisions made by the legislators they elect, as Republicans led by the failed gubernatorial candidate John Cox discovered last fall. Cox made his pet proposition, a referendum to repeal a 12-cent gasoline tax increase passed in 2017, the centerpiece of his run for governor, but saw it lose by a 57-43 percent margin, not even close. But California referenda – the term for propositions aiming to overturn laws passed by the Legislature –...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Aclu, San Joaquin, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Cox, Legislature, American Civil Liberties Union, Thomas Elias


ACLU says Georgia sheriff illegally banning books from jail

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says a Georgia sheriff is violating the rights of inmates at a county jail by prohibiting them from receiving outside books and magazines. The ACLU sent a letter Wednesday to Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher asking him to rescind a policy that inmates may not receive […]
Tags: News, Georgia, Ap, Nation, Aclu, Savannah Ga, Chatham County, The American Civil Liberties Union, John Wilcher


“I Support the Second Amendment, BUT…”

Opinion “I Support the Second Amendment, BUT…” Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “I support the Second Amendment, but…” Common refrain of mendacious gun-grabbers. Any time a politician uses the word, “but,” he has effectively erased everything he has just said. I am frustrated with politicians and political groups who pick and choose which parts of our Constitution, particularly our Bill of Rights, they like, and simultaneously pretend pieces that don’t fit their agenda don’t exist and can th...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Aclu, Nra, Planet Earth, John Farnam, Shooting Industry News, Defense Training International, Farnam, Collins CO AmmoLand


ACLU Asks CBP Why Its Threatening US Citizens With Arrest For Refusing Invasive Device Searches (techdirt)

Just a reminder this is the sort of thing that is happening at our borders with exponentially-increasing frequency. The agents proceeded to search my belongings and demanded that I unlock my smartphone and laptop. This was rather concerning for me. My phone and laptop are property of my employer and contain unreleased software and proprietary information. I’ve signed a non-disclosure agreement promising not to give anyone access. Because I was uncertain about my legal responsibilities to my...
Tags: Apple, News, Supreme Court, US, United States, Aclu, Tsa, CBP, Usc, Global Entry, Riley, Gal, Tim Cushing, Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court, Andreas Gal Apple


Amazon shareholders to vote on proposal to stop selling racially biased facial surveillance software to governments

“BIG DEAL,” says the ACLU's Matt Cagle about this story. “Amazon shareholders will vote on whether the Board must reconsider company sales of face surveillance to governments. The SEC rejected Amazon's attempt to prevent this proposal from moving forward.” Amazon's facial recognition technology is branded 'Rekognition.' The fact that Amazon shareholders now get to vote on this *is* a big deal. Remember also that Amazon is one of the companies identified as providing services to Trump's “lock u...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Post, Business, News, Microsoft, Privacy, Tech, Surveillance, Aclu, New York Times, SEC, Jeff Bezos, Times, Department Of Homeland Security, Facial Recognition


Judge Blocks Trump Policy Of Returning Asylum Seekers To Mexico, Delays Order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for an immigration court to hear their cases but the order won’t immediately go into effect. Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco granted a request by civil liberties groups to halt the practice while their lawsuit moves forward. He put the decision on hold until Friday to give U.S. officials the chance to appeal. The launch of the policy in January in San...
Tags: News, Mexico, San Francisco, Ap, Dhs, Aclu, San Diego, Homeland Security, El Salvador, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Central America, Justice Department, Trump, Asylum Seekers, American Civil Liberties Union


The totalitarian state snubs concerned families, imposes seXXX ed agenda

On March 28th, for the second time in two months, Californians including parents, pastors, teachers, children, politicians, and community leaders marched at the state capitol to protest The California Healthy Youth Act and the new Health Framework inspired by CHYA. About 600 citizens brandished signs declaring “No SeXXX ed,” “CA Sex Ed Chasing Families Out,” and “Mama Bear Says NO.” Why? Because both the law and the proposed framework adopt sexually explicit, medically inaccurate and age-inappro...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Aclu, Romania, Orange County, Weber, Adam Schiff, Rebecca Friedrichs, Tesla BMW, Rosca, Stephanie Yates, Guest Commentary, Shirley Weber


Trump Admin Says It Wants Two Years To Find Immigrant Kids Separated From Parents

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the children are no longer in government custody. The Justice Department said in a court filing late Friday that it will take at least a year to review about 47,000 cases of unaccompanied children taken into government custo...
Tags: News, Mexico, Immigration, Ap, Family Separation, Aclu, San Diego, Justice Department, White, Trump, Jonathan White, American Civil Liberties Union, National Cancer Institute, El Paso Texas, U S Health and Human Services Department, Lee Gelernt


Trump Administration Wants 2 Years to Identify Children Separated From Parents at Border

The ACLU says it strongly opposes a plan that could take two years
Tags: News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Aclu, Onetime, Trump Administration Wants


We talked to the Apple employee who says CBP detained him and tried to search his phone and laptop: 'The most invasive search the government could possibly do'

Andreas Gal said that in November, officers with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detained him at San Francisco International Airport as he was returning home from a business trip in Europe. Gal, Mozilla's former chief technology officer and a current Apple employee, told Business Insider that he believes he was singled out because of his vocal opposition to the Trump administration's privacy and immigration policies. He said CBP agents demanded to go through his company-issued phone and...
Tags: Apple, Congress, US, San Francisco, Trends, Aclu, Nintendo, CBP, Customs, Border Patrol, Trump, Northern California, American Civil Liberties Union, Freeman, Andreas Gal, Gal