News from the ACLU of LA
Baton Rouge Law Enforcement Settles With Grassroots and Advocacy Groups to Provide More Protection for Protests — Law enforcement agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought in response of violence and aggressive policing of protests following Alton Sterling’s murder in Baton Rouge this summer. On November 29, 2016, five Louisiana non-profit and legal organizations signed and jointly filed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana State Police, and the City of Baton Rouge.
ACLU of Louisiana Reaffirms Call For Rejection of Anti-Muslim Bigotry — The Lafayette Police Department has announced that it has dismissed its investigation of an anti-Muslim attack after the victim recanted her story.
ACLU of Louisiana Condemns Anti-Muslim Assault in Lafayette — The ACLU of Louisiana is outraged at the news of a young Muslim woman being assaulted and robbed of her hijab in Lafayette yesterday morning.
Statement on Proposed Slidell Panhandling Ordinance — On October 11th, the ACLU of Louisiana sent a letter to the members of the council, advising them that a proposed ordinance requiring permits for panhandlers violated the Constitution. None of the councilmembers responded to the letter.
Disastrous Toll of Drug Use Criminalization — The massive enforcement of laws criminalizing personal drug use and possession in the United States causes devastating harm, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a joint report released today.
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