Stories from the ACLU of Washington

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Monday, February 22, 2016
People who’ve served their sentences should be allowed to move on with their lives. They shouldn’t be saddled with debt for years or even decades after their release simply because they are too poor to pay court fees.
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Friday, February 19, 2016
A nine-day civil rights pilgrimage through the South in October with her University of Washington civil rights class brought history to life for Meron Fikru.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
A U.S. District Court issued a timeline by which the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) must fix problems that have forced mentally ill defendants to languish in jails for months, waiting for the agency to provide them with mental health evaluations and treatment.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
There continues to be a lack of clarity as to whether the health clinics to be opened in Washington and Oregon through a collaboration of Walgreens and Providence Health & Services will be bound by religious doctrine.
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Friday, February 12, 2016
The breadth and depth of the ACLU’s work is a plus for Chicago native Madeleine Harnois, who is interested in many aspects of human rights and civil liberties.
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
The ACLU-WA is suing the Tacoma Police Dept. for failing to disclose records related to its use of a highly intrusive stingray surveillance device. The suit seeks information vital to holding police accountable to the public it serves.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The ACLU-WA has issued a report calling for major reforms in Pasco police policies in order to prevent unnecessary deaths and excessive use of force. (Pictured Above: ACLU-WA Deputy Director Jennifer Shaw at a press conference in Pasco)
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Sunday, January 31, 2016
The ACLU-WA is encouraging prosecuting attorneys around the state to exercise prosecutorial discretion when considering whether to press charges in cases involving youth and the sharing of sexually-tinged photos, known as “sexting.”
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Friday, January 29, 2016
The wide range of issues the ACLU works on is a big part of its appeal for Hannah McCreary, volunteer Communications Coordinator for ACLU’s Communications department.
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Friday, January 22, 2016
Alex Morkill believes everyone should have access to their Constitutional rights, regardless of their ability to afford a lawyer. That’s why volunteering at the ACLU has “a feel good-purpose to it,” he said.

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