Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents may have worn misleading uniforms, labeled only “police,” in an attempt to lure an undocumented woman to the Hartford Public Safety building and detain her. The following is a reaction from Dan Barrett, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.
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“Connecticut police departments should not make the mistake of spreading injustice, fear, and discrimination by becoming parties to deportation. If they do, we are prepared to take them to court.”
Lawmakers, the ACLU-CT, and advocates are urging legislators to reform the use of solitary confinement in Connecticut prisons and to visit a replica solitary confinement cell while it is on display in the State Capitol Building.
“The human and financial costs of Connecticut’s bail system remain too high. Equal treatment under the law is a promise of our Constitution, and it should not depend on how much money someone has in his or her pocket. Reforming Connecticut’s bail system is still the right thing to do for justice and equality in our state.”
Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to take and sell someone’s property without ever charging them with a crime. In 2017, we’re advocating for legislation to abolish civil asset forfeiture.
Police agencies in Connecticut routinely make it difficult for members of the public to file complaints of police misconduct, according to a new report by the ACLU of Connecticut.
On Wednesday, January 4, state legislators returned to Hartford to begin a new legislative session of the Connecticut General Assembly. Here are five areas that will need your voice to strengthen freedom, equality, and justice in 2017.
Do you know your rights if you are stopped by the police? What if you are attending a protest, or recording the police? We’ve put together a few easy-to-use resources that might come in handy the next time you need quick access to information about your constitutional rights.