ACLU of Eastern Missouri
The American Civil Liberties Union alleges that Morgan County officials are violating people’s constitutional rights by confiscating mail sent to jail detainees.
Charlie Brennan – Thursday, May 30th – Eric Holder Story, Busking in STL, Legendary Guitarist Christopher Parkening
Charlie talks with CBS News Reporter Jill Jackson about the Justice Dept. seizing phone records of reporters; with ACLU Legal Director Anthony Rothert about difficult rules, fees and regulations for STL street performers; and with Legendary Classical Guitarist Christopher Parkening.
The ACLU feels the surplus equipment is leading to more aggressive policing, especially in poor neighborhoods and neighborhoods of color.
An arson fire on July 4 damaged the Islamic Society of Joplin, and another blaze in the early hours of Aug. 6 destroyed it. No one was hurt in either blaze.
On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit over a section that says the religious rights of inmates are limited to federal law.
John & Michael talk with Bobak Ferdowsi of the Mars Science Lab about this morning’s Mars Rover landing; with David Levinthal of Politico.com about political ads; with Joe Ortwerth and John Chasnoff about Missouri’s Amendment 3 – the “right to pray” ballot measure.
The measure on the statewide ballot says people have the right to pray in public or private, and it gives a specific imprimatur for prayer before government meetings.
John Hancock talks with Donna Eisenberg about a memorial fund for the family of 14-year-old Cameron Vennard; with ACLU’s Tony Rothert and John Griesheimer, Presiding Commissioner for Franklin County, MO, about prayer in the Boardroom; with Col Tim Fitch about racial profilling on Mo.’s roads; with Cong. Lacy Clay about June 4th job fair; with Michael Symons and Prof. Alan Rosenthal about Gov. Chris Christie; and with Linda Killian about “The Swing Vote”.