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A member of the forensic section of the French gendarmerie (Cellule d'Identification Criminelle, CIC) prepares a small stick to collect DNA in a laboratory of the gendarmerie in Beauvais on November 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Appeals Court Upholds California Law On DNA Collection From Felony Suspects

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld California’s law requiring people arrested for felonies to submit samples of their DNA to police.

03/20/2014

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Some Bay Area Police Departments Can Wiretap Cellphones, ACLU Says

Several Bay Area police departments have the ability to eavesdrop on cellphone conversations through a special wiretapping device, according to documents released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California on Thursday.

03/14/2014

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ICE To Limit Use Of Shackles At San Francisco Immigration Court

A proposed legal settlement calls for federal authorities to limit the use of shackles on immigrants who appear before immigration judges.

01/22/2014

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ACLU: Oakland’s Black Youths Arrested At Disproportionate Rates

African American boys are arrested in Oakland more often and for minor offenses compared to other racial groups according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union.

08/28/2013

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ACLU Sues San Francisco Police Over Cell Phone Search Without Warrant

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging a search by San Francisco police of an activist’s cellphone without a warrant.

03/20/2013

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Phil Matier: Sheriff To Make Pitch For Alameda County Drones

Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern will present his plan to the Board of Supervisors on Thursday.

02/13/2013

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Vocal Opposition Delays Funding Of Alameda County Sheriff’s Drone

The ACLU claims that that county officials have been perusing the use of drones in secrecy, and are planning to use them for surveillance and intelligence gathering, not simply search and rescue.

12/04/2012

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1 Year After California Prison Realignment, ACLU Says More Reform Needed

With Monday marking one year since the state’s prison realignment legislation went into effect, the American Civil Liberties Union of California Thursday released an assessment of the realignment process thus far and how voters perceive the state’s criminal justice system.

09/28/2012

(Clockwise from left) Adam Weathers, Ahimsa Winthunder, Chloe Watlington, Geoffry Weiss, Jason Ozolins and Joanne Warwick. (Oakland Police Department)

Occupy Protesters To Challenge Oakland Stay Away Orders

The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday it would file a lawsuit to overturn stay away orders issued against 12 demonstrators charged with crimes allegedly committed during Occupy Oakland protests.

03/08/2012

New BART General Manager Grace Crunican (Courtesy Photo)

KCBS In Depth: BART’s New General Manager

BART’s new General Manager Grace Crunican considers service for the riders and “getting back to the basics” to be her number one priority.

10/16/2011

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