• 10/30/14

    Drone Surveillance Issue Heading Back to Legislature

    The question of whether and in what circumstances police will need a warrant to fly drones equipped with surveillance cameras is shaping up as a central one in the upcoming session of the Connecticut legislature. The issue was at the core of a panel discussion Oct. 8 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The […]

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  • 10/02/14

    Comic Books Celebrated at Banned Books Week 2014

    Alarmist theories linking comic books and juvenile delinquency gained currency in the 1950s and brought on decades of wary self-censorship by publishers, author David Hajdu said at an observance of Banned Books Week at Hartford Public Library. Congressional hearings and media hype, including a highly promoted series in The Hartford Courant entitled Depravity for Children: […]

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  • 09/11/14

    Connecticut Traffic Stop Data Suggests Racial Bias, Indicates Need for Further Study and Reform

    A new report indicates that the likelihood police will search a car in Connecticut correlates directly to the color of the driver’s skin, and that minority drivers are more likely to be stopped in the first place, particularly in some towns and cities. The Traffic Stop Data Report by the Institute for Municipal and Regional […]

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  • 09/05/14

    ACLU of Connecticut Gets Assurances of Right to Photograph at Bradley International Airport

    The Connecticut Airport Authority has affirmed the public’s right to take photos and video of aircraft at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks after the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut contacted the authority about plane spotters’ complaints of harassment. Members of the Connecticut Plane Spotters have been legally photographing aircraft around Bradley for decades, […]

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  • 09/03/14

    Andrew Schneider Leaving ACLU of Connecticut for Fairness West Virginia

    Andrew Schneider, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut since 2007, has resigned effective September 30 to become executive director of Fairness West Virginia, that state’s leading advocate for LGBT rights. Schneider served as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia from 2001 to 2007, before which he […]

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