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ACLU Bills Would Require Transparency On Police Surveillance

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WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — Bills being introduced in nearly a dozen cities is aiming to force police departments to disclose the surveillance technologies they use, the American Civil Liberties Union and other transparency advocates announced Wednesday. 378 more words

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Groups cross ideological lines for criminal justice reform

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Advocacy and business groups from opposite ends of the political spectrum are joining forces to press for criminal justice reform in Tennessee. 105 more words

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'Gift' to Unions? Push to close private immigration detention sites under fire

A push to close the country’s privately run or contracted immigration detention centers is drawing fire from lawmakers and law enforcement experts worried that doing so could lead to more overcrowding — and even amount to a post-election “gift” to public employee unions. 831 more words

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ACLU: Students file complaints on right to sit during pledge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two students at separate schools have filed complaints with the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana saying they were told they would be punished for sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance, an act protected as free speech. 254 more words

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A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON FOR EDWARD SNOWDEN

National security whistleblowing: a test of democracy

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What I won’t do is I won’t serve as a deterrent to drive away whistleblowers; to shut the public out of the room in which our democracy takes place.

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Judge Weighs Charges Against Woman Who Swore Aat School Board

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who swore at a school board after she says they didn’t address her concerns about bullying is trying to get her summary disorderly conduct conviction overturned. 123 more words

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