By turning our backs on refugees or expanding unconstitutional government power, we sacrifice our principles in exchange for a false sense of security.
Carol Rose is a lawyer, journalist, and executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts.
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Is Your Child’s Bad Attitude A Predictor Of Terrorism? A New Federal Pilot Program In Boston Wants To KnowBy Carol Rose and Shannon Erwin
This week, the White House is hosting an international summit on countering violent extremism featuring Boston as a testing ground.
This surveil-everything approach keeps failing, but we can’t ever seem to get enough.
It’s time for us to act on the protests in Boston and across America with concrete policy reforms to restore community faith and trust in those who pledge to protect and serve us all, equally.
Serious concerns about due process will keep this death penalty case alive on appeal and in the public eye for years and years to come.
If you don’t think what happened in Ferguson can happen here, think again.
President Obama’s immigration plan has several components, and while some take very important steps in the right direction and give cause for celebration, others are cause for concern.
Police in Boston have targeted thousands of black and brown people, even when those people have done nothing wrong.
There is no form educating parents about the increasing number of ways that schools invade our children’s privacy, and certainly no permission slips asking for our consent when they do.
Police who stop or search people based on race rather than evidence of criminal activity are not keeping us safe. Arming police as if they were waging a war against their fellow Americans does not keep us free.
With Governor [Deval] Patrick clearing the way for hundreds of child migrants to be brought to shelters in the Commonwealth, it is essential that the federal government act to protect their right to legal representation.
A thick blue wall of police silence is obstructing the public’s access to timely and accurate data about SWAT deployments.
The High Court’s ruling against a Massachusetts buffer zone law on June 26, 2014 doesn’t take away a woman’s constitutional right to unfettered reproductive healthcare, including abortion.
Is he is ‘traitor’ who betrayed his country, or a ‘whistle-blower’ who sparked an important conversation about the limits of surveillance?
Dissent is not terrorism, and political speech is not a crime.
The city sends a strong message that its police force is there to protect and serve the local community, not to do the bidding of federal immigration agents.
It all boils down to whether your customers can trust you or not.
Let’s use the Marathon anniversary to reflect on lessons learned.
So what are we going to do about it now? Carol Rose and Matthew Segal argue there’s only one way to rebalance the scales of justice in Massachusetts.
We should not let terrorists or anyone else shake us from our commitment to due process, fair trials and respect for human life.
If President Obama and Congress fail to act, today’s leaders will effectively be handing off the unchecked power to spy on ordinary Americans to all future presidents.
Santa isn’t the only one watching you this holiday season.
Government surveillance programs are not just invasive; they threaten the foundation of democratic society.
Unless checked, AP-Gate won’t be the last time the media is targeted as a way to control the information we, the American people, receive about our government
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, we must rededicate ourselves to a defiant defense of our civil liberties.
In the name of freedom and fairness — and to strengthen the institution of marriage itself — the Court should find in Edie Windsor’s favor.