Report Shows Racial Disparities In Metro Transit Arrests For Fare EvadersA new report released Thursday shows disparities in arrests on metro transit between people of color and whites. The report shows that when police encounter people who are found to be first-time fare evaders, black adults are 26 percent more likely to be cited rather than warned when compared with white adults.
ACLU Sues Over Ban On Transition-Related Surgery Coverage The American Civil Liberties Union says it filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Minnesota Department of Human Services, challenging the ban on transition-related surgeries for transgender people on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.
ACLU's 'Mobile Justice App' Launches In Minn.; Aims To Hold Police AccountableThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Minnesota released the "Mobile Justice App" on Friday, which officials said will empower individuals to hold Minnesota's law enforcement agencies accountable for their actions.
ACLU Says New App Holds Powerful Tools; Police Raise ConcernsThe American Civil Liberties Union will launch its "Mobile Justice App" in Minnesota Friday. The technology allows users to instantly send video of police interactions to the ACLU.
Judge Denies Plea To Expand Acceptable Forms Of Voter IDA federal judge on Monday denied a civil rights group's request that voters be allowed to use more forms of photo identification at Wisconsin's polls, marking another chapter in a string of legal decisions surrounding the politically-charged voter ID requirement.
Activists Want More Transparency In Counterterrorism EffortsMuslim groups and civil rights activists across the nation on Thursday called for greater transparency in a program by President Barack Obama's administration that's aimed at countering homegrown terrorism.
Activists Want More Transparency In Counterterrorism EffortsMuslim groups and civil rights activists across the nation are calling for greater transparency in an Obama administration program aimed at countering homegrown terrorism.
Dakota County To Begin Taking DNA From Those Charged With Violent CrimesThe Dakota County Sheriff Office will be the first in the state to begin collecting DNA swabs from those suspected of a violent crime.
'Antiquated' Lurking, Loitering Laws Have Long History In Twin CitiesThe American Civil Liberties Union and other legal activists say that a number of Twin Cities suburbs have laws still on the books that are at least as troubling as Minneapolis’s repealed ordinances.
Mpls. City Council Votes To Repeal Spitting, Lurking OrdinanceThe Minneapolis City Council voted Friday morning to repeal two laws that some say encourage racial profiling. The council vote was 12-1 in favor of rolling back those ordinances. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges praised the city council's decision.
Minneapolis Has Major Racial Disparity In Arrests, ACLU Study SaysNew data compiled by the American Civil Liberties Union found black people are nearly nine times more likely to be arrested for low-level offenses than white people.
ACLU Reaches Settlement With Gaylord PD In Civil Rights CaseThe American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has reached a $40,000 settlement with the Gaylord Police Department and the Sibley County Sheriff's Office in a case that alleged racial profiling.
Lawmakers Debate Police Use Of License Plate ReadersMinnesota lawmakers opened hearings Thursday on a bill to regulate how long police can keep computer images of your car and license plate. Police store tens of thousands of those images -- even if you haven't committed a crime.
ACLU Findings: Dramatic Racial Disparities In Mpls. Police Arrest RatesThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says the Minneapolis Police Department's arrest rates for low-level, nonviolent offenses shows dramatic racial disparities.
Civil Rights Group Files Gay Marriage Lawsuit In Wis.A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit seeking recognition of gay couples who married in June after a judge struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage.