Post Tagged with: "ACLU"

ACLU SUES DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OVER UNLAWFUL INCARCERATION OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

  ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys filed two petitions in R.I. Superior Court today, claiming that the R.I. Department of Corrections (DOC) is unlawfully keeping in prison individuals who were convicted of crimes committed when they were juveniles or very young adults. The legal action claims that the DOC is[Read More…]

by January 14, 2022

On Heels of Public Complaints, ACLU Demands Answers From RIPTA About Breach Of Personal Health Data

  The ACLU of RI has sent a letter today to the RI Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) demanding answers regarding an August 2021 data breach at the agency that compromised the Social Security numbers and private health care information of thousands of individuals who have no apparent connection to the agency. Specifically, the letter demands to know why the[Read More…]

by December 28, 2021

Open Government Groups Call for Renewal of Executive Order Providing for Remote Public Participation at Meetings

Calling it “a matter of great urgency,” ACCESS/RI, a coalition of open government organizations, has called on Governor Daniel McKee to reinstate an executive order that had been in effect throughout the Covid pandemic until this past June, allowing for remote meetings of public bodies while requiring livestreaming and remote[Read More…]

by December 21, 2021

Is The Rhode Island Department Of Labor & Training About To Employ Facial Recognition Technology? They Won’t Say. And The ACLU Is Suing Them

    Is the R.I. Department of Labor and Training (DLT) planning to use facial recognition technology to process unemployment claims? The agency doesn’t want the public to know, so the ACLU of Rhode Island today filed an open records lawsuit to find out. The suit is in response to[Read More…]

by November 30, 2021

ACLU SETTLES SUIT OVER POLITICAL PROTEST AT ROGER WILLIAMS PARK CASINO

  The ACLU of Rhode Island today announced the favorable settlement of a seven-year-old federal lawsuit against the Providence Police Department, resulting in the award of $13,000 each to two plaintiffs who alleged their free speech rights were violated during a protest outside a fundraiser being held for then-Gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo.[Read More…]

by November 6, 2021

ACLU Suit Against RI DLT Ends With Detailed Settlement Over Unemployment Benefit Freezes

The RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT) has agreed to take numerous steps to prevent a repeat of last year’s debacle when thousands of residents had their unemployment insurance benefit payments unexpectedly frozen without any notice or explanation. The settlement comes today in a lawsuit filed by ACLU of[Read More…]

by November 4, 2021

ACLU Files Court Brief Against Effort To Overturn RI’s Reproductive Freedom Law

  The ACLU of Rhode Island today filed a court brief seeking to beat back an effort to overturn a state law that protects an individual’s right to an abortion.  The filing comes amidst an organized campaign across the country by opponents of reproductive freedom to restrict access to the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2021

Over 2.4 Million Vehicles “Detected” Cranston City Council To Hold Special Meeting: Unauthorized Police Camera Installation

Cranston City Council President Christopher Paplauskas  has called a Special Council Meeting for this evening, Monday, September 13, @ 8PM for the purpose of  a “Discussion with the Police Department Regarding License Plate – Camera Pilot Program” The Cranston Police Department, apparently without the benefit of discussion/consultation with Town Government,[Read More…]

by September 13, 2021

ORGANIZATIONS CALL FOR HALT TO ACI LOCKDOWNS TO ALLOW CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO ENJOY “OFFICERS WEEK” CELEBRATION

  The ACLU of RI and the RI Center for Justice have sent a letter to RIDOC Director Patricia Coyne-Fague over plans for a multi-day lockdown of ACI prisoners so that correctional officers can partake in “National Correctional Officers’ Week” events, including a cookout with golf and volleyball elsewhere in Cranston and[Read More…]

by September 11, 2021

ACLU Calls On Cranston, Pawtucket, & Woonsocket to Halt ALPR Camera Program

  The ACLU of Rhode Island today called on the city councils in Cranston, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket to direct their respective police departments to halt the use of automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology leased from the company Flock Safety. In a letter sent to the city council and mayor[Read More…]

by September 7, 2021