Racial Justice

From the landmark Sheff v. O’Neill case seeking equal educational opportunities and racial desegregation in our schools to the fight against racial profiling and discriminatory drug laws, the ACLU of Connecticut stands for the equal treatment of all people.

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.

“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.”

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“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.

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A new study shows that, statewide, police in Connecticut disproportionately pull minority drivers over in traffic stops.

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 […]

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