Update on Syrian refugee family in Delaware and investigation into President Trump’s executive order.
News & Cases About Discrimination
To make Black lives matter, we must tear down the case law that gave police the power to stop, search, and abuse.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, is the national observance of Equal Pay Day, the day when women and men around the country recognize the wage gap between working women and men, and offer remedies to address pay inequity. According to statistics released in 2014 by the United States Census Bureau, women are paid, on average, 79 […]
This edition of Executive Director’s Notes appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of connection, the ACLU-DE newsletter. Violence plagues the streets of Wilmington and is a growing concern in Dover. In 2014, unemployment in Delaware was 4.3% for Whites, 9.1% for Blacks and 9.1% for Hispanics. High poverty schools responsible for educating many black and […]
This edition of Executive Director’s Notes appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of connection, the ACLU-DE newsletter. Back in May for our annual meeting, ACLU-DE invited six distinguished, local African American leaders to speak on a panel focused on the socio-economic, educational, criminal justice and human rights impacts of structural racism. An audience of over […]
The jury in this case decided not to send Cpl. Thomas Webster to jail. Now it is up to us, the community, to decide if we consider a kick to the head that breaks a man’s jaw acceptable police behavior. The jury in Webster’s criminal case was not permitted to consider the history of his […]
Update: A motion by the Department of Correction to dismiss the suit has been denied. We have a date for our appeal. The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware, Inc. has filed a law suit challenging the constitutionality and application of a state statute under which every Tier III sex offender on probation or parole […]
Although more can and should be done to reform Delaware’s drug laws, HB 39, which would decriminalize possession and private use of small amounts of marijuana, is an important step.