As part of our work, the ACLU of Southern California issues reports, position papers and advocacy materials that study and note developments in civil liberties. Below is a listing of some of our publications organized by issue.
Pepper spray, formally known as aerosolized oleoresin capsicum or "OC spray," is so toxic and dangerous that it is classified and regulated under state law as a form of tear gas.May 22, 2019 Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform
Attending school is a daunting task for far too many young people in California struggling to find a place to call home. And yet, hundreds of thousands of students show up to class each day in California without knowing where they will sleep that night.April 2, 2019 Education Equity Homelessness
Orange County, in the midst of a dire homelessness crises, opened emergency shelters, giving hope to those who were living in punishing conditions on the streets. But what once was a symbol of hope has become a nightmare for many residents. A year-long investigation by the ACLU SoCal uncoveredMarch 14, 2019 Homelessness Economic Justice
Los Angeles, home to one of the largest police forces in the nation, has struggled with this question for decades, and has yet to settle on an answer that regularly ensures that officers who commit serious misconduct receive serious discipline.November 29, 2018 Police Practices
With gratitude for your generosity, we are excited to celebrate our affiliate's 95th anniversary with you. The outpouring of public support for the ACLU's mission is a vote of confidence from millions of individuals across the country that we take very seriously, and honor through our dedicatedNovember 20, 2018
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