Those C-Span (or YouTube) nerds among you might've caught Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) rail against the reported human rights abuses going on in Puerto Rico last week from the House floor. At the end of his remarks, he submitted the ACLU's report, Human Rights Crisis in Puerto Rico: First Amendment Under Siege, into the House record.
Today, we followed up on that report with a letter to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, urging them to intervene into the allegations of ongoing human rights abuses against the people of Puerto Rico at the hands of the territory’s government.
Our letter cites several incidents of reported police misconduct and suppression of free speech, including:
You can read the full letter here. And stay tuned: we will report on any response from the DOJ.