A federal judge denied a motion to dismiss an ACLU of Massachusetts lawsuit challenging the Boston Police Department's decision to use a SWAT team to break into an innocent family's home. This case is another stark reminder of the need to reimagine the role for police and to reform police tactics.
Defending equality, liberty, and justice
We need bold policy changes that address structural racism and systemic inequality at the root of our policing institutions.
Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar introduced a resolution condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and the excessive use of force. The ACLU of Massachusetts strongly supports the resolution.