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Laquan McDonald Shooting Spurs Changes At DCFS

CHICAGO (AP) — The death of Laquan McDonald, a black Chicago teenager who was a state ward for most of his life before he we was shot 16 times by a white police officer, has spurred Illinois’ child welfare agency to look differently and with more focus at the cases of troubled youths, the director told The Associated Press. 762 more words


ACLU, NAACP To Sue BCA Over Jamar Clark Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis NAACP and the Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit demanding that state investigators release any videotapes showing the fatal police shooting of… 416 more words


New Lawsuit Seeks Prompt Replacement Of Flint's Lead Pipes: 'We Can't Live Off Bottled Water'

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Environmental and civil rights groups are asking a federal judge to order the prompt replacement of all lead pipes in Flint’s water system to ensure residents of the Michigan city — and beyond — have a safe drinking supply. 991 more words


ACLU: Blacks Ticketed For Seat Belts Twice Rate Of Whites In Florida

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Black drivers in Florida were twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped and cited for failing to wear a seat belt, according to a new study by the American Civil Liberties Union. 644 more words


Appeals Court To Take Up Abortion Waiting Period

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A state appeals court will hear arguments next month in a dispute about a law approved last year that would require women to wait 24 hours before having abortions. 133 more words


Feds close investigation into Milwaukee voucher program

MADISON — Federal officials have closed a long-running investigation into whether Milwaukee’s voucher school program discriminates against disabled student.

The American Civil Liberties Union and Disability Rights Wisconsin filed a complaint with the U.S. 99 more words