Carl Takei is a former senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality. He litigated police practices; advanced the ACLU’s affirmative vision for reducing the role, power, presence and responsibilities of police in U.S. communities; and coordinated policing-related litigation and advocacy across multiple ACLU projects and centers.
Previously, Carl was a staff attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project, where he worked on prison privatization, immigration detention, and the intersection between the federal criminal justice system and immigration enforcement. He has also served as a staff attorney/Tony Dunn Foundation law fellow at the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital and as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Paul Barbadoro in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Carl holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School and an A.B. from Brown University.
May 19, 2021
When We Fight, We Win: Victories in the Fight Against Face Surveillance Keep Piling Up
Oct 22, 2020
When Black Mourners are Threatened with Official Violence
Jun 3, 2020
The Response to Protests Against Police Brutality is Not More Brutality
Apr 7, 2020
Police are Enforcing Public Health Orders, but that Doesn't Make them Public Health Experts
May 3, 2019
What Officer Noor's Conviction Says About Racism in America
Apr 5, 2019
Willie McCoy Should Be Alive Today
Feb 26, 2019
What Does Alabama’s Attorney General Have to Hide in the Police Killing of EJ Bradford?
Jan 30, 2019
Smith College Overhauls Policing Practices After Black Student Racially Profiled
Dec 5, 2018
Does the Second Amendment Protect Only White Gun Owners?
Nov 9, 2018
Before Resigning, Jeff Sessions Handcuffed the Justice Department’s Ability to Police the Police