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A Miami Police officer watches protestors from an armored vehicle during a rally in Miami, Florida on May 31, 2020 in response to the killing of George Floyd. (Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images) Views
The Congressional Police Reform Bill Fails to Meet the Moment
It continues to fund police departments rather than redirect resources to communities, particularly Black and Brown communities that have been most harmed by over-policing and the war on drugs.
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US Agencies Sued Over Secretive Use of Facial Recognition and Other 'Dystopian Surveillance Technology'
"Face and other biometric surveillance technologies," one ACLU expert warns, "can enable undetectable, persistent, and suspicionless surveillance on an unprecedented scale."
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'Politics Above Science': Obama Administration Keeps Marijuana Restrictions
However, legalization advocates celebrated a minor victory that removed some obstacles to marijuana research
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After Decades of Failed Policies, Congress Quietly Passes Sweeping Drug Reforms
Omnibus bill included two riders that lift federal ban on medical marijuana and loosen restrictions on needle exchange programs
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In Victory for Medical Marijuana, Court Tells DOJ to Lay Off Legal Providers
"Federal raids of legitimate medical marijuana businesses aren't just stupid and wasteful, but also illegal."
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'At Long Last,' DOJ Overhauls Controversial Stingray Spying Rules
'After decades of secrecy in which the government hid this surveillance technology... we are happy to see that the Justice Department is now willing to openly discuss its policies.'
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License Plate Scanners Also Taking Photos of Drivers and Passengers
The Drug Enforcement Agency is using its license plate reader program not only to track drivers’ locations, but also to photograph these drivers and their passengers, according to newly disclosed records obtained by the ACLU via a Freedom of Information Act request. One internal 2009 DEA...
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