police power

ACLU calls for Massachusetts moratorium on controversial license plate readers

Statute laying out clear rules and oversight needed in light of revelations about program now suspended by Boston Police.

Northampton special prosecutor dismisses charges against Jonas Correia

Civil disorderly conduct charge against ACLU client stemmed from incident in which Correia exercised right to video-record a police officer questioning three men of color.

Family of Mark Fernandes McMullen renews call for justice and inquest into his death

Commemorating second anniversary of police shooting, advocates repeat call for independent investigation.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules social sharing of marijuana is not criminal distribution

ACLU challenged Commonwealth's interpretation that sharing small amounts of marijuana, which voters made non-criminal in 2008, could still be considered a crime.

ACLU warns on proposal to broaden state wiretap law

The following statement may be attributed to Gavi Wolfe, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.