In light of the shortcomings of the legal system and growing police violence against people, there are many ways that communities can help each other to defend their rights to be free from unlawful searches, seizures, and cruel and inhumane treatment by law enforcement officers.
In light of the recent Supreme Court case that came out a couple weeks ago that found that GPS tracking constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment, and therefore requires a warrant we wanted to go over your rights to protect your data if you end up in a situation where you record police misconduct on your phone.
This month our Executive Director, Lauren Regan, will be doing several trainings and speaking events in Buffalo New York at Burning Books 420 Connecticut St, Buffalo, NY 14213
Amid the seemingly never-ending news of police shootings and killings of unarmed civilians, there is a rising public demand for more police accountability. To placate this growing demand, a few months ago, Congress passed a new version of the Death in Custody Reporting Act, 42 U.S.C. 13727. This law, which is a revised version of a law that has been on the books for over a decade, requires state and federal law enforcement agencies to report how many people are killed by their police officers.
The roughly 100 page report on police practices in Ferguson, MO details numerous ways in which the police department and court system in Ferguson have violated and continue to violate the U.S. Constitution.
The “FOIA Improvement Act of 2015” aims to make it easier for the public to obtain records and harder for federal agencies to hide records.
Save the date! CLDC’s 2nd annual Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp is August 3rd-8th. The Location will be at the Emmigrant Lake campground near Ashland, Oregon. This is a action camp for training teens age 14-18 how to organize for climate justice causes.
CLDC is thrilled to announce that Eric McDavid, Environmental Activist, has been released from custody. Welcome home Eric!
CLDC Executive Director and Staff Attorney, Lauren Regan, weighs in on how the Grand Jury System allowed a cop to get away with murder in Ferguson.
We recently finished up this video about the work we do at CLDC, we hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to share!
We were named as one of the top ten activist groups in the country by CounterPunch!
The University of Oregon is hosting their annual Earth Week celebration and on Monday May 20th we will be giving a Know Your Rights Training by the Civil Liberties Defense Center in Peterson 107 from 5-7PM.
The Civil Liberties Defense Center is hosting a community forum entitled: “Policing the Police: Your Right to Record Law Enforcement” This event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.