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 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.
On March 10, 2015, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in a case called CPR for Skid Row v. City of Los Angeles.
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.
LOCATION CHANGE: The event will be at the Reach Center at 2520 Harris Street in Eugene.
We are excited to announce that recently freed environmental activist Eric McDavid will be a special guest at the event!
Rebel Revelry is one of our biggest benefit events of the year, hundreds of activists and supporters come out to support us so we can continue to do the work we do.
CLDC is thrilled to announce that Eric McDavid, Environmental Activist, has been released from custody. Welcome home Eric!
The CLDC is encouraging activists and organizations to utilize the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act to request documents and materials that the FBI may have accumulated about you or the group you are active in.