A federal judge has issued court orders that prevent Missouri police from stopping media and others from recording officers.
Introduced late last week, the ACLU’s new “Mobile Justice” app has already been downloaded up to 1,000 times, according to executive director Jeffrey Mittman.
Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and their families.
“The moment you stop recording, that video is sent to the ACLU servers,” says ACLU executive director Jeffrey Mittman. “It cannot be erased. It cannot be deleted. It cannot be destroyed.”
The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests.
Following Monday’s unexpected Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals over gay marriage, Julia and Regina Johnson went to the Reno County Clerk’s office to apply for a marriage license. After 16 years and six kids, it was time.
A decision by the nation’s highest court is expected to clear the way for the expansion soon of same-sex marriages to Kansas.
Ferguson bureaucrats responding to requests under the state’s Sunshine Act to turn over government files about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their employees’ salaries before they will agree to release any records.
Couples challenging Missouri’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states say there is no public interest in denying them the same rights as married heterosexuals.
A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.