“According to the chiefs of police, some Connecticut police departments have commissioned their own racial profiling studies. Racial profiling is a critical problem across our state. If police have found a shortcoming in the statewide Racial Profiling Prohibition Project’s methods, the public needs to know about it. We look forward to examining police department records so we can get to the bottom of this.”
The ACLU of Connecticut, ACLU of Maine and four other New England ACLU affiliates today filed a lawsuit demanding government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans.
Solitary confinement costs too much, does nothing to rehabilitate prisoners, and can exacerbate or even cause mental illness. The ACLU of Connecticut is fighting for legislation that would cap the duration of solitary confinement and prohibit it altogether for vulnerable people.
“In its original form, H.B. 7260 protected people’s rights, but this amended version would undermine them. This was originally a good bill to protect communities from unwarranted police drone surveillance and prevent police from weaponizing drones. The ACLU of Connecticut supports protecting people from unwarranted drone surveillance, but opposes the amendment to allow police to equip drones with lethal and “less-lethal” weapons.”
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.