Tagged: ACLU

War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has recently released a report on a dangerous new trend in law enforcement: the unnecessary militarization of American policing. According to the ACLU, this militarization is due in large part to “federal programs that have armed state and local law enforcement agencies with the...

Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority

Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority, a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), details the “extraordinary expansion of FBI power over the last 12 years” and the way the agency “has subverted internal and external oversight by squelching whistleblowers, imposing and enforcing unnecessary secrecy,...

Use of Drones Domestically Could Pose Civil Liberties Issue

The use of unmanned aircraft carrying cameras often referred to as “drones” have been in the news regarding their use in places like Afghanistan and Yemen. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) would like to set up safeguards to protect American’s privacy should drones be used for routine aerial surveillance...

American Civil Liberties Union: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration

A recent report, “Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration”, by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) finds that the national mass incarceration system often results in negative effects on the government and the general public, but not for the private prison industry. The report examines the business models...