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American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado (ACLU of Colorado) is pleased to announce a grant award of $10,000 from The Denver Foundation, through the Irene G. Rothgerber Trust of The Denver Foundation, for programs serving the six county metropolitan area.
In a letter to the El Paso Board of County Commissioners, the ACLU called today for an investigation to determine whether "systemic and ongoing deficiencies in the delivery of medical and mental health care" are responsible for a series of inmate deaths in the county jail in Colorado Springs.
SUSPECTED VICTIMES OF CHILD ABUSE SHACKLED, JAILED, AND TREATED LIKE CRIMINALS, ACLU CHARGES IN FEDERAL LAWSUIT Full Story >
In a lawsuit filed in federal court today, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado (ACLU) alleged that contractors providing services to the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections mistreated two young suspected victims of child abuse who were unjustly imprisoned last year for seven days, denied visits and the right to telephone family members, and were paraded through the Denver airport and other public places on multiple occasions while shackled with leg chains and handcuffs that were sometimes so tight they caused physical injury.
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado (ACLU) announced today the filing of a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the family of Andrew Spillane, a pre-trial detainee who died on May 10, 2000, in the El Paso County Jail, shortly after deputies pepper-sprayed him in the confined space of a special detention cell.
In a lawsuit filed today in federal district court in Denver, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado (ACLU) charged that the City of Grand Junction unconstitutionally promotes religion by displaying a granite Ten Commandments monument in a prominent location at the entrance to City Hall.
PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMISSION RECOMMENDS NEW POLICE PROCEDURES TO PREVENT "WHOLESALE VIOLATIONS OF CITIZENS' CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS" Full Story >
The Denver Police Department "provides an open opportunity for wholesale violations of citizens' constitutional rights" because it does not require officers to record the basis for pedestrian stops and pat-down searches, according to a letter sent to Police Chief Gerald Whitman by the Denver Public Safety Commission ("Commission").
Immigrants seeking marriage licenses in Colorado have endured unreasonable and unjustified discrimination that violates Colorado law and the United States Constitution, according to a letter sent by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado (ACLU) to each of Colorado's 64 county clerks and recorders.
The Boulder County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado (ACLU) told the Boulder Valley School District that spending up to $1.5 million for new security cameras in schools is unnecessary, ineffective and a violation of student privacy rights.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado (ACLU) announced today that the City and County of Denver has agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought against the police department as a result of a massive police response to a report of a fight at a student dance held at Thomas Jefferson High School (TJ) on May 4, 1996.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado (ACLU) calls for the full details of the Columbus Day parade agreement to be made public. In the midst of warring factions' accusations regarding civil liberties, it is imperative that Government release all relevant information. Access to information will shed light on the nature of the alleged agreement between the Columbus day parade organizers, the American Indian Movement and the government.