Trying to prosecute our way out of drug problems is an expensive and ineffective approach to the public health crisis we are facing. Virginia should focus on what works to save lives, including safe reporting laws, better and more widely available treatment programs, and stigma-free services.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
Ashna Khanna: I've Lived on This Earth for 13,055,682 Minutes, and I Strive to Use Each of Them for Good.
As the ACLU of Virginia’s first legislative director, I hope to continue to create thoughtful and proactive legislative agendas in partnership with marginalized communities to protect and expand civil liberties for everyone.
Instead of protecting and serving, it violated and abused the privacy rights of the people of Fairfax County. The department’s lack of respect for the privacy of the community it serves should be a cautionary tale for other law enforcement agencies looking to preserve both safety and freedom.