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First Circuit Court Should Defend Victims Of Human Trafficking

First Circuit Court Should Defend Victims Of Human Trafficking

By Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts at 4:30pm

Today's utterance by Chief Judge Sandra Lynch, of the First Circuit Court of Appeals, gives me hope that the court will do justice for the victims of human trafficking who will be impacted by how the First Circuit rules in a case argued before it this morning.

Racial Profiling at Logan Airport Undermines Security and Freedom

Racial Profiling at Logan Airport Undermines Security and Freedom

By Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts at 6:10pm

Reports that the so-called "behavioral detection program" at Logan Airport leads to racial profiling is front-page news in today's Sunday New York Times. You have to admire the courage of the TSA screeners who raised the alarm that pressure from TSA management to meet quotas leads to targeting of passengers based on their race, ethnicity, and religion-- even when they clearly pose no terrorist threat.

Crime bill "should've been better, could've been worse"

Crime bill "should've been better, could've been worse"

By Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts at 4:16pm

The mandatory-sentencing bill that Gov. Patrick said today he will sign should have been better, but could have been worse. The ACLU of Massachusetts opposed this bill because it takes our justice system in the wrong direction, expanding unjust, wasteful mandatory sentencing and depriving judges of the ability to depart from required mandatory maximum sentences for so-called 'habitual offenders'.

Menino v. Chick-fil-A

Menino v. Chick-fil-A

By Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts at 10:27am

You know we are in the silly season of summer when Boston Mayor Thomas Menino fires up the old bully pulpit to roast his political enemies and fire up his base.

Sen. Brown Should Seize Opportunity to Help Military Families

Sen. Brown Should Seize Opportunity to Help Military Families

By Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts at 10:28am

Sen. Scott Brown can make good on his promise to support our troops and veterans this week by supporting a proposal by New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to ensure that military servicewomen and their families have the same access to medical care as…

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Walks the Walk on Community Policing and Immigration

By Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts at 1:57pm

(Originally posted on Boston.com)

Last year, the Patrick administration surprised everyone by announcing that it would sign on to the controversial “Secure Communities” or S-Comm program that tries to force local police to do the…

Suspicionless Searches and Seizures at the Airport: We're Suing

Suspicionless Searches and Seizures at the Airport: We're Suing

By Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts at 11:00am

Whether you’re a member of the ACLU, the Tea Party, or the Beer Lovers Party, one of the things that distinguishes you from people living in more authoritarian regimes — Iran, China, Libya, to name a few — is your right to form political…

Geraldine Ferraro: Shaper of History

Geraldine Ferraro: Shaper of History

By Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts at 11:05am

(Originally posted on Boston.com)

Geraldine Ferraro shaped history because she took a chance in the national spotlight. She gave our nation — and me — an important lesson in gender equality at just the right political moment.

Ferraro…

Senator Scott Brown and the Courage to Do What’s Right

By Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts at 11:46am

(Originally published in On Liberty)

In his recent memoir and book tour, Senator Scott Brown showed courage and compassion by speaking candidly about having been sexually and emotionally abused as a child.

Now Senator Brown has an opportunity…

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