ACLU Report Exposes Excessive Force and Lack of Accountability in Local Law Enforcement Agencies

After two years of investigating the Bakersfield Police Department, the ACLU released a scathing report condemning the body’s civil rights abuses. But it’s still unclear whether anything is being done to reform the department. “The report named BPD “one of the deadliest” departments in the country.” Read more at South Kern Sol.

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ACLU launches app to record sightings of police violence

The ACLU of California has launched a mobile phone app called Mobile Justice, which lets users to upload recordings of police-citizen encounters and send the videos directly to the organization. “By keeping track of these incidents, we might come closer to changing policies and procedures. We can’t let ourselves become desensitized to police harassment and violence.” Keisa Reynolds has this commentary on the innovation, […]

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