A Closer Look @Us (ACL@U) is a multimedia, storytelling project that provides a deeper understanding of how the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties’ efforts have shaped policies, advanced civil rights and freedoms, and expanded equity in our region.
Police abuse of power has come under unprecedented and long overdue public scrutiny over the past few years. Yet, many people concerned about police accountability may overlook the egregious practices of the single largest law enforcement agency in the United States...February 10, 2022
Ending San Diego County’s Decades-Long, Shameful ‘Attack on the Poor’December 20, 2021
We lost a quiet but fierce champion of justice. Charles A. Bird died June 21, 2021 after a long illness. Charlie was many things—a brilliant lawyer, an avid outdoorsman, a bar and community leader, a believer in freedom of conscience and a colleague and mentor to generations of advocates.June 29, 2021
Our nation is caught in the throes of two lethal pandemics. One is a highly infectious and tenacious novel coronavirus that has to date* caused more than 490,000 deaths in the United States and forced nearly 50 million people into temporary or permanent unemployment.August 4, 2020
On March 6, five days before the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU National Prison Project posed a series of challenging questions, beginning with “Are Our Prisons and Jails Ready for COVID-19?”May 6, 2020