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ACLU’s Report on Police Militarization Finds Weapons and Tactics of War Used Disproportionately Against People of Color

war comes home

Report Shows Injustice, Suffering, Caused by SWAT Teams Deployed for Low-Level Police Work, Not Crises   NEW YORK – After obtaining and analyzing thousands of documents from police departments around the country, today the American Civil Liberties Union released the

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ACLU of New Mexico Condemns APD Spying on Protesters, Files Public Records Request for Surveillance Data

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM—The ACLU of New Mexico issued strong condemnation of the Albuquerque Police Department today following revelations that undercover officers from the department’s criminal intelligence unit had attended last Saturday’s demonstration to gather intelligence on protesters. This morning The ACLU of

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ACLU of New Mexico Applauds APD Policy Standardizing Firearms

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) hailed the Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) decision to standardize officer equipment, no longer allowing officers to use personal firearms as their duty weapon. The following statement can be attributed

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ACLU: Federal Monitor Good First Step Towards Reforming APD

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2014   CONTACT: Micah McCoy, (505) 266-5915 x1003 or [email protected]   ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico responded to Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry’s announcement that he had asked the

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ACTION ALERT: Ask ABQ Mayor Berry to Reform APD

Boyd Feature

On Sunday, March 16, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) sent a heavily armed unit to confront James Boyd, a homeless man who was “camping illegally” in the Sandia Foothills. The encounter ended with officers shooting and killing him. This is

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