The ACLU has led the fight against the government’s illegal spying, detention and torture programs in the wake of 9/11.
Our laws give police extraordinary authority. Based on their judgments in the moment, police can stop members of the public, search them, use force on them and even kill them. When police abuse that authority, they can cause extraordinary harm.
The ACLU of Southern California is the leading advocate in the region for reducing dependence on incarceration and reforming the conditions inside jails facilities.
You have the right to expect that your life will not become an open book when you have not done, and are not suspected of doing, anything wrong.
The First Amendment protects the right to religious liberty. The ACLU of Southern California works to ensure that government does not interfere with people’s exercise of their religion and neither promotes religion over non-religion nor favors particular religious faiths over others.