A groundbreaking consent decree will help to prevent the Madison County Sheriff’s Department from engaging in the racially motivated policing practices that have historically been its hallmark.
This year, the ACLU of Mississippi, in a letter nationally coordinated by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, relaunched a campaign demanding that 16 jurisdictions in Mississippi repeal their bans on panhandling.
This year, despite deep political divisions, one area of growing consensus from stakeholders on both sides of the aisle was the need to reform our country’s criminal legal system.
Despite comparable usage rates, blacks are almost four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana.
In the largest workplace raid in American history, ICE rounded up and detained more than 680 members of our communities, putting families in immediate crisis. Hundreds of children returned from their first day of school only to find that their parents had been locked up.