Rebecca Gill was out of options. At 39 years old, she was arrested and though not convicted of a crime and presumed innocent, confined to a jail cell. This happened because of a cash bail requirement that she couldn’t afford.
ACLU of Maine executive director Alison Beyea gave the follwong comments at a press conference on February 4, 2020:
We must move away from youth incarceration & start investing in community-based solutions.
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule to temporarily take effect. The American Civil Liberties Union opposes the rule.
Face surveillance technology poses unprecedented threats to civil rights, civil liberties, and open, democratic society. We wrote in to express strong support for the proposed prohibition on face surveillance sponsored by Councilor Ali.
There is already plenty of objection to making uniformed, armed police permanent fixtures in schools. Now, officials want to put cameras on the bodies of these officers – placing students under constant police surveillance and knitting schools, police, and prisons closer together.
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