Prosecutors and police too often serve and protect each other, instead of the public. The ACLU is calling for an investigation into Springfield police violence and misconduct, and the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office’s failures to investigate and disclose that misconduct.
Detention should not be a death sentence. Over 40 class members have been able to return home where they can protect their health, but more action is required to get COVID-19 under control in jails and prisons.
As the nation faces challenging unemployment and a longstanding racial wealth gap, working families have a new advocate in Washington.
During the Massachusetts drug lab scandals, thousands of people were wrongfully convicted of drug crimes based on faulty evidence and a government cover-up.
Local democracy works best when all of us are able to engage. The ACLU supports a Boston proposal to increase remote access for all public meetings.
These records make clear that government officials have been using face recognition technology for years, in secret and without any democratic oversight. Massachusetts must do more to ensure all residents are free from the threat of pervasive government tracking every time we leave our homes.