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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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  • Why blacks distrust police

    Why blacks distrust police
    Black anger that Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson was not charged for killing Michael Brown stems partly from the fact that blacks in America often face much worse treatment from cops than whites do. Only rarely do whites get an unpleasant taste of what minorities have to swallow.
  • Limiting police drones in Illinois

    If law enforcement agencies had a free hand, we might all soon be living in a version of what Sting sang: "Every step you take, I'll be watching you." The advance of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones, has made suffocating surveillance not only...

    A win for Transgender rights in Illinois… but more needed

     
    Last week, a Cook County Circuit Judge ordered that three transgender people be granted new birth certificates reflecting their correct gender marker by the Division of Vital Records of the Illinois Department of Public Health following a lawsuit from the...

    Catholic Charities denied stay in Illinois adoption contract case

     
    The ongoing legal battle between Catholic Charities and the state of Illinois over the organization’s state-funded contracts, and their refusal to grant adoption and foster care services to same-sex couples in civil unions, continues with the church...

    Listen up! Courts are telling Illinois to fix its eavesdropping law

     
    "Is that recording?" asked Lindenhurst police officer Ralph Goar, referring to a pocket video camera resting on the dashboard of motorist Louis Frobe. It was the night of Aug. 15, 2010, and Goar had pulled Frobe over for allegedly driving...