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American Civil Liberties Union

Men Who Fought Panhandling Law Each Get $6,500

Two men who successfully fought the state’s panhandling law after being arrested in Grand Rapids in 2011 will each get $6,500 as part of a $48,000 settlement with the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2013

ACLU Alleges Racial Profiling By Saginaw Police In Fatal Shooting Of Homeless Man

Milton Hall, an African-American homeless man, was shot 11 times and killed in a parking lot after refusing to drop a knife.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2013

Court: Mich. Panhandling Law Violates Free Speech

The appellate opinion says the law “would chill a substantial amount of First Amendment-protected activity.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2013

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ACLU: Detroit Police Dumping Homeless Outside City

The ACLU is accusing Detroit police of removing homeless people from Greektown and dropping them off miles away.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

Woman Spends Christmas In Michigan Jail For Swearing

It was a “muttering” of some choice words that landed 49-year old LaRue Ford in jail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2012

ACLU Sues County Jail Over Treatment Of Inmates

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan claims the Isabella County jail isn’t treating women inmates fairly and doesn’t allow all inmates enough time outside their cells.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2012

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Judge Rules Panhandling Law Violates Constitution

A state law banning panhandling in public places violates First Amendment protections for free speech and the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause, a federal judge in Michigan has ruled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2012

Troy Schools Aim To Curb Sexting, OK Cell Phone Searches

An Oakland County school district is stepping up the fight against “sexting” among teens.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2012

Michelle Johnson and three of her six children, all of whom attend school in Highland Park. She's been trying for years to get someone to intervene in the district's practice of moving students on to the next grade even though their reading, math and science skills are terribly lacking. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

ACLU Sues Over Reading On Behalf Of Students

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing on behalf of more than 950 Highland Park Public Schools students and their parents, claiming children aren’t getting the tools needed to learn to read.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2012

ACLU Wants Ban On Type Of Strip Search In Mich

The American Civil Liberties Union wants the Michigan Department of Corrections to ban an invasive type of strip search that the group says humiliates female prisoners.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2012

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