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Lawyers Say Stop-and-Frisk Still Targets Black Residents in Philly

A report released earlier this month found that stop-and-frisk practices were slowly improving in Philly. But follow-up analysis compiled by the same group – plaintiffs in […]

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Pa. House Passes Another Cop Shooting Bill

A bill that would stall the naming of police involved in deadly shootings has passed the state House.

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Former Philly Trans Conference Co-Chair Speaks Out After ACLU Files Suit

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of D.C. announced a lawsuit against the D.C. Police Department over the alleged “illegal entry” of the […]

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LGBTQ Event of the Week: Queering Racial Justice Institute

For its impressive lineup of national and local guests and its all-inclusive focus on timely subject matter, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is […]

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ACLU Sues City Over DNC Protest Permit Denial

The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia today over the denial of a protest march permit on the opening day of the […]

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ACLU and Mazzoni Center Join City in Filing Brief Against SEPTA

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mazzoni Center joined the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations in filing a brief […]

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Philadelphia Police Reform: The Path Forward

We’ve heard what the experts think needs to change about the Philadelphia Police Department. And we’ve heard what the feds think, too. But what about the […]

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ACLU: Philly Police Still Stopping and Frisking

Updated with response from police. Philadelphia Police continue to single out “racial minorities” for unfair and unconstitutional stop-and-frisk searches, the American Civil Liberties Union said […]

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ACLU Challenges Anti-Mumia Law

The ACLU has filed suit on behalf of a group of Pennsylvania journalists and academics, challenging the new law passed in the wake of Mumia […]


100 Percent of High Schoolers Attend Football Game Sober

Ah, high school football. The tradition, the camaraderie, the breathalyzer tests you have to pass to get in. At a Phoenixville Area High School football […]

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ACLU Sues Police for Using Force to Stop Photos of Arrest

It’s been almost three years now since Commissioner Charles Ramsey issued a directive to Philly Police, letting them know that it’s entirely legal for the […]

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Corbett Issues Temporary Reprieve in Execution

Gov. Tom Corbett on Friday issued a stay of execution for convicted murder Hubert Michael — so that corrections officials will have enough time to […]

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Newspapers Ask Court for Pennsylvania Lethal-Injection Drug Info

Four newspapers, two in Philadelphia, have sued Pennsylvania in order to get information on the supplier of Pennsylvania’s lethal injection drugs. The motion was filed […]

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High School Editors Will Be Honored by ACLU reports that the student editors at Neshaminy High School will be honored by the ACLU of Pennsylvania. Members of Neshaminy’s editorial board voted last […]

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ACLU: Philly Police Still Arresting People for Photographing Police

The Inquirer reports that the ACLU is suing the Philly Police Department — again — because officers are illegally arresting people who take pictures and […]