Press Releases

  • 08.12.99

    ACLU of Ohio Incredulous over Northwood Police’s Harassment

    Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio expressed its shock and disbelief over the harassment of two juveniles by Northwood Police officers because of their choice of t-shirts. The two youths in question were walking through a Northwood neighborhood on Tuesday, August 3rd when they were stopped by police. After exiting their cars, Read more…

    Police Practices
  • 08.12.99

    ACLU Warns Berea Mayor Not to Stifle Criticism on Local Citizen’s Group Website

    Today, the ACLU of Ohio sent a letter to Berea Mayor Stanley Trupo warning him to not continue his efforts to shut down the website of the Berea Town Forum because of criticism of himself and other Berea government officials. The Berea Town Forum is a local citizens group that meets regularly to discuss issues Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 08.03.99

    Ohio ACLU Supports City on Klan March

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation today praised the City of Cleveland and Mayor Michael White for the efforts to protect the First Amendment right of marchers scheduled to rally in Cleveland later this month. The August 21st rally by the Ku Klux Klan has been the source of considerable controversy, with some Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 06.01.99

    Ohio “Driving While Black” Researcher Authors National Study for ACLU

    A national report on “driving while black” written by a University of Toledo law professor, who did the first statewide research into racial profiling in Ohio, finds patterns of racial bias in traffic stops all over the country, and recommends steps to address the problem comprehensively. “This is a national problem for law enforcement agencies Read more…

    Police Practices
  • 04.12.99

    ACLU of Ohio Opposes Primary Seat Belt Legislation

    Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio officially announced its opposition to recently proposed legislation that would allow police to stop and ticket motorists for not wearing a seat belt. The basis for the ACLU’s opposition is that such a law would give law enforcement one more reason to unfairly target and selectively Read more…