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ACLU-VA Expresses Concerns Regarding RPD Policing of Protests

LETTER: We ask that you take action as Chief immediately and decisively to respond to these concerns. Given the events of the past week, and, as we move closer to the November elections, we all know that there will be additional political and other rallies and protests in Richmond and the rest of Virginia in the weeks and months ahead. read more »

Reclaiming Our Democracy: 15 Years After 9/11

BLOG: Sadly, many of our founding principles of democracy and due process have been undermined. Countless lives have been affected and even lost. A reassessment is long overdue, particularly as our nation and world is now entrenched in another dark era of terrorism and unrest. read more »

So Much for the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

BLOG: With the ruling in Strieff, the court has again lost its way in its reading of the Fourth Amendment. read more »

SCOTUS Makes the Call on Whether Refusing a BAC Test Can be a Crime

BLOG: When police pull you over and suspect you’ve been drinking and driving, an investigation is already underway. In that situation, it’s important to know what you can and cannot do, and the rules may be about to change. read more »

Mobile Justice Smart Phone App Can Protect You and Others

BLOG: Given the alarming number of instances of police abuse across the country documented by victims or witnesses on their phone cameras, the need for the app is quite real. read more »

ACLU Statement on the Passing of Civil Liberties Heavyweight and ACLU Client Muhammad Ali

ACLU's ROMERO: "Muhammad Ali was much more than a boxer — and that's something, considering he was The Greatest of all time." read more »

Planning to Attend a Political Rally? Whether in Support or Protest, Be Sure to Know Your Rights

BLOG: Many rally attendees may not know the full scope of their rights in Virginia. It is important to distinguish what protections are afforded by federal law and what protections, or lack of protections, are afforded by Virginia. read more »

Should Independent Review of All Police-Involved Killings be Mandated?

BLOG: Perhaps it’s time to mandate that all police-caused fatalities be investigated by a state-level, multi-disciplinary team. read more »

ACLU-VA Joins Va. Legislative Black Caucus in Rallies to Support Restoration of Rights

NEWS RELEASE: The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, the ACLU of Virginia and other statewide partners will host four Voices for the Vote Rallies across the Commonwealth on June 1 and 4. read more »

The Federal Government & More States Reforming Use of Solitary Confinement; Will Virginia be One of Them?

BLOG: VDOC and ROSP must provide transparency and implement an effective plan that permanently moves away from this practice that makes a mockery of human rights. The effects of solitary confinement are destructive to the human body and mind – that is a universal truth. read more »

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