Even though you are presumed innocent in the eyes of the law, if you can’t afford cash bail, you will end up in jail for weeks, months, or, in some cases, years as you wait for your day in court.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
The ACLU doesn’t flatly oppose technology or its use in law enforcement. We do oppose its use without public “consent” to use it generally, without good policies in place to protect privacy and First Amendment rights and prohibit discriminatory targeting against people of color.
We had such a great conversation with members from all over Virginia during our inaugural Member Forums in 2017 that we just had to keep it going. Here come the 2nd Annual ACLU of Virginia Member Forums!