ACLU of Pennsylvania
Civil rights groups have released a report analyzing data on the number of police stop and frisks in Philadelphia. The groups say tens of thousands of minorities are being stopped illegally.
Reggie Shuford has run the ACLU of Pennsylvania since 2011, during which time it challenged both the voter ID law and the same-sex marriage ban in the state.
The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it is preparing to file a lawsuit to get the state’s new “Revictimization Relief Act”overturned.
A federal court judge had struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.
That means the law requiring voters to show ID cards is dead unless the Pennsylvania Supreme Court steps in.
Judges in two of the five Pennsylvania lawsuits challenging the state’s same sex marriage ban will have all the fuel they need to rule within the next few weeks.
More than 100 people attended a town hall at Catalyst for Change Church in West Philadelphia to support 16-year-old Darrin Manning, who claims he suffered a ruptured testicle during a stop and frisk near Broad Street and Girard Avenue.
A state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania’s voters to show photo identification at the polls.
The proposed law would make it a crime to expose sexually explicit images of an “intimate partner” to a third party for the intent of harassment.
The study takes data from the 2011-12 school year from more than 500 school districts across the Commonwealth.
“This decision by Judge Simpson is dripping in political partisanship,” says Jerry Mondesire, the president of the Pennsylvania NAACP.
The Pennsylvania ACLU is assembling a legal team to challenge Pennsylvania’s just-passed voter ID law.
“As a private citizen, you have the right to videotape (officers),” Philadelphia Police deputy commissioner Richard Ross says.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to address the abuses uncovered by the grand jury report into a West Philadelphia abortion clinic.