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November 7, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Oregon ACLU encourages witnesses to video police

UPDATED, 1 p.m. with more details PORTLAND — The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon is distributing a smartphone app that lets people record videos of arrests and submit them for a civil-rights review. Videos of police encounters and arrests in public places are a check on abuses, said David Fidanque, the executive director of the ACLU’s…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: ACLU, police, Portland

November 6, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Alison Holcomb named director of national ACLU campaign

Alison Holcomb (ACLU photo) Alison Holcomb, who has been called the architect of marijuana legalization in Washington state, and who is criminal justice director of ACLU Washington, has been named national director of the ACLU Campaign to End Mass Incarceration, according to a release from the American Civil Liberties Union. Holcomb wrote Initiative 502, the…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, I-502

October 8, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Federal judge denies order for mentally ill in Washington jails

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A federal judge says she does not have enough information to grant a temporary restraining order that would make sweeping changes to Washington’s mental health system. But U.S. District Chief Judge Marsha Pechman told lawyers at a Wednesday hearing that she sees serious constitutional concerns in the way the state handles mentally…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: ACLU, mental health, U.S. District Court

August 28, 2014 at 8:45 AM

ACLU criticizes WSU ties to Providence

SPOKANE  (AP) — The participation of Providence Health Care in a clinic planned for Washington State University’s Spokane campus could prevent patients from obtaining birth control or other reproductive services. That’s according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The Spokesman-Review reports that WSU has partnered with Providence Health to create the Spokane Teaching Health Center to provide…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: ACLU, medical clinic, WSU

November 12, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Macklemore says join the ACLU to preserve freedoms

“If you like being free like me,” says rapper Macklemore, join the American Civil Liberties Union. The Seattle-based superstar has launched a video on his Facebook page and promoted via his Twitter feed urging people to join the ACLU to protect precious personal freedoms. In the 50-second spot, the rapper tells people to get the ACLU…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news, Politics | Topics: ACLU, gay friends, Macklemore

October 30, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Proposed community college rule won’t require off-campus groups to register

The Seattle Community College District has tweaked the language of a proposed rule to regulate free speech on campus after the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington raised questions about the rule’s constitutionality last week. The new language encourages off-campus groups to register with the college before engaging in free-speech activity on the campus. Previously,…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: ACLU, North Seattle Community College, Occupy Seattle

October 23, 2013 at 5:35 PM

ACLU: Seattle college’s proposed free-speech rule unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU) says portions of a proposed new rule to regulate free speech on Seattle Community College District campuses is unconstitutional. The Seattle college district – composed of North Seattle, South Seattle and Seattle Central community colleges – has been working on a new free speech regulation in the…


Comments | Topics: ACLU, Seattle Community College District

April 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

ACLU questions proposed protest rules at community colleges

The American Civil Liberties Union raised questions Wednesday about the constitutionality of proposed new rules that would regulate protests on Seattle Community College campuses. The Seattle Community College District held the second of two public hearings on the proposal Wednesday. It was preceded by a campus protest. According to the ACLU, the regulations impose prior restraint on…


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January 26, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Bullied student reaches $100,000 settlement with Aberdeen schools

The Aberdeen School District has agreed to pay $100,000 to a former student who said he endured severe and persistent harassment throughout junior high and high school and that school officials were made aware of it but did nothing to end it. The district reached the settlement with Russell Dickerson III, now 20, who is African…


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