James D. Crawford, a longtime ACLU of Pennsylvania leader, fierce advocate for civil liberties, and friend to all who knew him, passed away peacefully earlier this month.
We sued Lancaster County judges for setting unconstitutional bail. But the problem doesn’t end in Lancaster.
We filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals held pretrial due to unaffordable cash bail. This lawsuit is the latest piece of a years-long campaign to challenge the misuse of cash bail.
State police racially profiled Latinos for civil immigration purposes. Thankfully, now they’re fixing it.
A 2019 lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Pennsylvania alleged that Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) had a practice of ethnically profiling, stopping, and detaining Latinos to check their immigration “papers.” Three years after filing suit, we have reached a settlement.
There are some throughlines that are as true today as they were 50, 100, and 150 years ago.
Black history is American history. And no school board members in Bucks County or Lancaster County or anywhere in Pennsylvania can change that reality.
But they sure are trying.