“Instead of taking the opportunity to stand up for justice by fixing Connecticut’s bail system, the legislature listened to the siren’s song of political posturing, and real people will continue to suffer because of it. Justice unfortunately remains deferred for the Connecticut coworkers, neighbors, and parents who are in jail pre-trial because they are poor.”
“The death penalty is a barbaric practice that has been a tool of racial injustice. We applaud the Connecticut supreme court for standing by its decision that the death penalty constitutes cruel and unusual punishment,” said Dan Barrett, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.
The following is a statement from David McGuire, Legislative and Policy Director and Interim Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT), regarding proposed state budget cuts that would eliminate or consolidate Connecticut’s anti-discrimination commissions, including the African American Affairs Commission (AAAC), the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC), the Connecticut […]
The ACLU-CT spoke out for privacy, criminal justice reform, and more during the 2016 legislative session. Here are seven civil liberties bills that passed the legislature and are on to Governor Malloy’s desk.
The ACLU-CT is working to increase transparency and improve training to ensure that police only use Tasers fairly, justly, and wisely. Learn more about Tasers in Connecticut here.
“It is critical for our laws to uphold liberty, justice, privacy, and freedom from baseless searches, while also keeping up with advances in technology. The ACLU of Connecticut is glad to see that the legislature took up the call to do just that.”
“These officers turned an all-American night of ice cream, family, and Little League into a tutorial on trampling the Bill of Rights.”
Advocates like Rafael, Nelson, Anderson, and Jonathan shared their stories to pass the Connecticut Fair Chance Employment Act. We sat down to ask them what “justice” and a fair chance mean to them. Here is what they had to say…