“ Fifty years ago, my wife Jean and I decided to form a chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in Arizona. In the years since 1958, it has become the pre-eminent champion of the Bill of Rights in Arizona. Despite the many obstacles and rough times, our faith in its mission and courage has never wavered.
—Cornelius Steelink, Retired Professor, Tucson, AZ
April 20, 2015 - A contempt hearing is set to begin tomorrow, April 21, to address the Maricopa County Sheriff Office’s (MCSO) noncompliance with a federal judge’s orders in the lawsuit Ortega Melendres v. Arpaio.
Arizonans routinely encounter Border Patrol agents. We've made some handy charts, in English and Español, so you can easily learn out about the rights you have when you interact with border agents at checkpoints or elsewhere.
How Soon Should Police Turn Off Their Cameras After a Critical Incident?
April 10, 2015
In January a Black man with his hands up was shot to death by a police officer in New Jersey. Video (and audio) of the incident was captured by the officer's dashcam. The incident didn't receive the attention of the Walter Scott video...