News from the ACLU of LA
ACLU’s Report on Police Militarization Finds Weapons and Tactics of War Used Disproportionately Against People of Color
After obtaining and analyzing thousands of documents from police departments around the country, the American Civil Liberties Union has released the report War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing. The ACLU focused on more than 800 SWAT raids conducted by law enforcement agencies in 20 states and on the agencies’ acquisition of military weaponry, vehicles, and equipment.
LA Legislature Passes Texas-style Abortion Restriction
The Louisiana Legislature has passed a Texas-style abortion restriction by advancing a medically unnecessary bill designed to close women's health centers across the state. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature.
LA Legislature Advances Texas-style Abortion Restriction
Louisiana legislators came one step closer to passing a Texas-style abortion restriction by advancing a medically unnecessary bill that is designed to close women's health centers across the state. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved the bill, clearing the way for full Senate consideration of the bill, which has already passed the House.
ACLU Reminds Iberville Parish That Clothing is Protected Expression
The ACLU of Louisiana released an open letter to the Iberville Parish Council today, regarding a proposed ordinance to regulate the clothing of its residents.
Louisiana School Agrees to Court Order Ending Discriminatory Religious Practices
A federal district court approved a consent decree requiring the Sabine Parish School Board to cease a variety of unconstitutional practices that impose religion on students at Negreet High School and other Sabine Parish Schools.
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