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ACLU of Massachusetts condemns murder of NYPD officers

The ACLU of Massachusetts mourns the senseless murder of New York Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. We condemn these murders, as we do violence against all police officers.

Nothing can justify murder, whether the victims are police officers or civilians. It’s time to adopt new approaches to ensuring public safety--for officers and civilians alike.

Lowell will not enforce anti-panhandling ordinance during the holiday season

Court decision expected next year on ordinance banning charitable requests in Lowell's Downtown Historic District.

REVISED: Judge dismisses criminal complaint against ACLU client who recorded Somerville police encounter

Court had previously charged Wenzday Jane for "interfering with a police officer" after she used her phone to video-record police questioning three teenagers on a playground.

ACLU investigates charge that Massachusetts state trooper used pepper spray against peaceful protestor

First Amendment protects rights of demonstrators, including the right to record police officers performing their duties in public.

At Liberty: Friday, December 5, 2014