ACLU Asks Walmart to Pull Merchandise Bearing Offensive, Racial Slur, “Redskins” From Store in Paw Paw
The ACLU of Michigan, in a letter sent today to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, has asked the retail giant to remove merchandise bearing the offensive, racial slur “Redkins” from its store in Paw Paw, Michigan. The racial slur is the name of the Paw Paw High School mascot and has been the subject of ongoing controversy in the town and surrounding community.
ACLU Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Detroit Police Department
Hostile work environment includes discrimination, retaliation against African-American officers, says 11-year veteran of city police force
DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Detroit, the Detroit Police Department (DPD), Detroit Police Chief James Craig and several DPD executives and officers.
ACLU Sues Flint Police for Handcuffing Seven-Year-Old Boy with Disabilities
The ACLU of Michigan announced today a federal lawsuit against the Flint police for placing a disabled child, Cameron McCadden, in handcuffs when he was seven years old.
The incident took place while Cameron was attending an after-school program in October 2015. At the time, he was less than four feet tall and weighed 55 pounds. Cameron did not at any time pose a danger of physical harm to himself or anyone else.
ACLU Wins Emergency Order from U.S. District Court Preventing Harassment of Iraqi Detainees
Attorneys Can Visit Clients; ICE Will Tell Detainees They Can’t Be Deported for Refusing to Go to Iraq
DETROIT – U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith today issued an emergency order granting immediate relief to Iraqi detainees. The order prohibits harassment by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) intended to pressure long-time U.S. residents into agreeing to be deported.
ACLU Asks Judge for Emergency Order to Stop ICE from Coercing Iraqi Detainees
DETROIT – The ACLU of Michigan has filed an emergency motion to protect Iraqis detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from illegal coercion and intimidation. On behalf of detainees and their families, the ACLU is asking the court to stop threats and misinformation by ICE agents, intended to pressure long-time U.S. residents into agreeing to be deported. Many detainees are from persecuted ethnic or religious minority groups.
ACLU of Michigan Executive Director Announces Departure After 20 Years
Kary L. Moss to join national ACLU senior leadership team
DETROIT – After serving twenty years as the executive director of the ACLU of Michigan, Kary L. Moss announced today that she will leave her post in November to join the senior leadership team at the ACLU national office as the Director of Affiliate Support & Nationwide Initiatives. The ACLU’s greatest strength is its network of state affiliates and more than 1100 staff who work out of the state offices.
ACLU of Michigan Files FOIA on Execution of Trump’s Immigration Ban
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a FOIA request today with its local U.S. Customs and Border Protection office to expose how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the president’s unconstitutional immigration ban, acting in violation of federal courts that ordered a stay on the ban’s implementation.