Press Releases

  • 08.26.13

    ACLU Calls on DeWine to Shut Down Premature Launch of Facial Recognition Program

    Launching This Program Without Proper Protocols Ignores Serious Privacy Concerns

    CLEVELAND – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio called on Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to pull the plug on a controversial facial recognition program after a Cincinnati Enquirer investigation revealed that it was launched without his knowledge, without proper protocols to govern its use, and without informing the public. At a press Read more…

  • 08.17.13

    School District Allows Female Student to Play Football

    ACLU Urges Officials to Adopt Non-Discrimination Policy to Help Prevent Future Unfair Treatment of Students

    BALTIMORE, OH—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following statement regarding Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District’s decision to allow middle school student Makhaela Jenkins to play football: “We appreciate that school officials have finally reconsidered their decision to ban Makhaela from the school’s football team. However, we respectfully disagree with officials’ continuing denial Read more…

    Student Rights, Women's Rights
  • 08.15.13

    ACLU Warns Fairfield County School Against Banning Female Football Players

    Schools Must Give Equal Athletic Opportunities to Both Genders

    BALTIMORE, OH – Today, the ACLU of Ohio sent a letter to the Liberty Union-Thurston School District calling its decision to prohibit seventh-grader Makhaela Jenkins from playing on her middle school football team because of her gender “unacceptable and unlawful.” “This school is using outdated and untrue stereotypes about gender to decide who participates in Read more…

    Student Rights, Women's Rights
  • 08.06.13

    ACLU Warns Mayfield Heights Police About Drug Checkpoint Scheme

    Launches Investigation into Fake Drug Checkpoints

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, OH – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio warned the Mayfield Heights Police Department on their use of a random drug checkpoint. The checkpoint was set up on June 24, 2013 on Interstate 271 North, with signs instructing motorists that a drug checkpoint was ahead. Mayfield Heights police officers then waited Read more…

    Drug Policy, Police Practices
  • 07.31.13

    Greene County Fair Wrong to Censor Award-Winning Photograph, Says ACLU

    XENIA, OH – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio criticized a decision by the Greene County Agricultural Society to revoke a first place award for a photograph submitted to the Greene County Fair. The photograph depicted a September 1924 Ku Klux Klan rally in Dayton. In addition to rescinding the photograph’s first place award, Read more…

    Free Speech
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