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.
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.
"The Constitution requires more than simply 'a warm body in a suit' standing next to the accused—the accused has the right to a lawyer who can and does provide assistance."
The Trump administration yesterday announced its plan to admit 18,000 refugees this fiscal year, taking another step in its agenda to dismantle the program that has long provided protection for people and families seeking safety from persecution.