Data collected by the ACLU on juvenile civil citations, an alternative to arrest for common youth misbehavior, show it to be an effective program for reducing crime.
Cities and towns in the US are compiling private DNA databases, separate and apart from the FBI national database. Methods of collecting DNA vary from place to place, are unregulated and often have no citizen oversight board. Melbourne and Palm Bay are on the forefront of this effort. This article from ProPublica sheds more light on what is taking place in our communities.
A man is killed by brutal police misconduct and no one is to blame? Give me a break!
Lezley McSpadden, mother of slain black teenager Michael Brown, wrote an Op-Ed column published in The New York Times.
Let us consider Justice Sonia Sotomayor, whose latest decision led to a stinging dissent concerning a suspect’s rights.
Will Grayson's bill be able to finally restore voting rights and thus put an end to an outrageous wrong in the USA -- especially Florida?
There has been a gradual collapse of the Civil Rights protections gained in the 60s...