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Last week Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot to death by police officers. They became the 122nd and 123rd Black people to be killed by U.S. law enforcement this year. ACLU attorneys are here to talk about your rights when dealing with law enforcement, while protesting, and how to reform policing in the United States.

Proof that we are who we say we are:

Jeff Robinson, ACLU deputy legal director and director of the ACLU's Center for Justice:

Lee Rowland, senior staff attorney with ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project

Jason D. Williamson, senior staff attorney with ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project


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sunthas139 karma

Don't you guys still maintain a sweet phone app that records video then automatically uploads it to ACLU servers?

aclu147 karma

We do! Our mobile justice app is currently available in 17 states + DC with apps in more states coming soon:

reeses2thepieces3 karma

I'm going to be a freshman at college in the fall, and my ultimate goal is to go to law school and become a litigator. What does the ACLU look for in terms of job applications? What makes a candidate stand out?

aclu1 karma

We look for people who are committed to fighting for civil rights and civil liberties. Volunteer with organizations doing the work, and we look forward to receiving your resume in a few years!

meggyver1 karma

Can you tell me why I should know my rights, when police officers don't have to respect my rights?