FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2016 CONTACT: Meghan Smith, 860.471.8468, 860.992.7645, firstname.lastname@example.org In a case filed in U.S. District Court, the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut argues that two Bridgeport police officers, Keith Ruffin and Carlos Vasquez, violated a man’s civil rights during a traffic stop in 2015. On behalf of Woodrow Vereen, the […]
In a proposed final decision announced today, the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ruled that the Town of Stratford must provide the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT) with records regarding whether Stratford Police Department has ever purchased or used drones, cellphone eavesdropping or tracking technology, or cellphone forensics devices. The ACLU-CT requested the […]
The following is a statement from David McGuire, Legislative and Policy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, regarding today’s announcement of a $2.5 million grant to the State of Connecticut from the Safety & Justice Initiative of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The grant will support criminal justice initiatives […]
Statement from Stephen Glassman, ACLU of Connecticut Executive Director, on Gov. Malloy’s Executive Order Regarding State Travel to North Carolina
The following is a statement from Stephen Glassman, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, regarding Governor Dannel Malloy’s Executive Order banning state funded or sponsored travel to North Carolina. The order comes after North Carolina enacted H.B.2, a law to override local anti-discrimination protections, including public accommodations, for gay, lesbian, bisexual, […]
Statement from David McGuire, ACLU of Connecticut Legislative and Policy Director, on Stamford SWAT Killing of Dylan Pape
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2016 CONTACT: Meghan Smith, email@example.com Another person has died after a SWAT raid in Connecticut, prompting the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut to call for increased oversight and reporting requirements regarding SWAT units. On Monday night, the Stamford Police Department Special Response Team, a SWAT unit, shot and killed […]
Stephen Glassman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT), announced his resignation in order to pursue other opportunities. The ACLU-CT will conduct a nationwide search for a successor.
Advocates like Rafael, Nelson, Anderson, and Jonathan are sharing their stories to support 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…
In 2016, the legislature is considering drone bills to balance public safety and privacy. Right now, drones are the wild west of technology: Connecticut has zero laws in place to regulate drones.
Have you seen our new billboards? They are telling the truth. Right now, the government really can monitor your conversations with trusted confidants. Or find out if you attended a protest. Or spy on your personal relationships. Find out how you can help the ACLU of Connecticut to protect privacy.