2013 August

  • 08.16.13

    Real Criminal Justice Reform Starts Now

    In his August 12 speech to the American Bar Association, United States Attorney General Eric Holder did not mince words on the problem of mass incarceration, calling it both a moral and economic failure.

    More importantly, he proposed some important changes to reduce the U.S.

  • 08.15.13

    Journal Entry 4: Should we be concerned about drones?

    ACLU of Ohio Policy Coordinator Melissa Bilancini recently went under cover at the 2nd Annual Ohio UAS Conference. This is an account of what she learned…

    I leave this conference with my head full of information and concerns about the future of Ohio’s skies.

  • 08.13.13

    50 Years of Dreaming


    This month, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Today, the march is remembered primarily for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. But for many activists, it represents something even bigger: the high water mark of a movement that inspired generations of future activists to spend their lives fighting against hate and poverty wherever they find it.

  • 08.07.13

    Journal Entry 3: What’s the FAA got to do with it?

    ACLU of Ohio Policy Coordinator Melissa Bilancini recently went under cover at the 2nd Annual Ohio UAS Conference. This is an account of what she learned…

    What’s the FAA got to do with it?

    In short: everything. I learned in today’s workshop on regulations that Congress tasked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with incorporating drones into the national airspace system, and developing six test sites where such integration can be tested.