Too many police departments in Connecticut are relying on the unfair and ineffective practice of targeting neighborhoods where people of color live and drive when deciding where to enforce car equipment violations.
Trinity College has announced that Professor Johnny Williams did not violate school policies when he posted several provocative comments and shared a controversial hashtag and link on his personal Facebook page. The following reaction is attributable to David McGuire, executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut.
“This decision is a miscarriage of justice. It is a travesty that Jose Maldonado’s family had to wait three years for a perfunctory investigation to produce this inadequate response to their loved one’s death at the hands of police.”
“We welcome this bill’s passage, commend legislators from throughout the political spectrum for taking a stand to protect vulnerable people from solitary confinement, and will continue to work toward stopping solitary confinement once and for all in our state.”
With this bill’s changes, Connecticut would become the third state in New England, and the fourteenth state in the country, to require criminal convictions in all or most property forfeiture cases under state law.
“One of the reasons I filed this lawsuit was to show people who feel they don’t have a voice, or the means to get help, that it’s possible to get justice.”
When an Enfield police officer was named in 11 excessive force lawsuits, the town tried to keep the lawsuit settlements secret. The ACLU of Connecticut took action and won.
The ACLU of Connecticut spoke out for justice, equality, and liberty during the 2017 legislative session–and so did our supporters. By the end of the regular session on June 7, nine bills to advance justice, equality, and liberty had passed out of the legislature.
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.
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.