Blog of Rights

ACLU of Michigan, Grand Rapids Agree on Surveillance Policy That Protects Communities and Civil Liberties

April 10, 2015
In March, the Grand Rapids City Commission formally adopted an administrative policy governing the purchase and use of surveillance equipment. Adoption of this policy makes Grand Rapids one for the...

Militarization of Police Turns Neighborhoods into Warzones, Residents into Enemy Combatants

April 09, 2015
By now, many of us have seen the gut-wrenching video that shows white South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager shooting Walter L. Scott, an unarmed black man, in the back eight times as Scott...

Five Questions for... Fellow Linda Jordan

April 08, 2015
Ever wonder who’s behind the work here at the ACLU of Michigan? In our new blog series Five Questions, ACLU of Michigan staff will talk about the incredible day-to-day work defending civil liberties...

The Killing of Aura Rosser: Calling for Independent Prosecutors

Much of the recent outrage about police violence directed against the black community is about the lack of consequences for the culpable officers. For many, assertions that the circumstances of...

A Thoughtful Approach to Truancy Prevention Doesn’t Just Target Poor Children

March 30, 2015
Our state can’t come up with a consistent definition for truancy. Yet many lawmakers do agree that children in poor families who fail to come to school should be dealt with more severely than their...

Fewer Options for Proper Reproductive Health Care

March 19, 2015
As a woman, I hope for unfettered access to the medical care that is best for me and my body. Which is exactly why the growth of hospitals bound by religious belief is particularly harrowing....

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