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Former Pensacola ACLU leader passes

December 5, 2016

Susan Watson, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, died on Friday after a brief illness, according to news reports. The ACLU of Alabama posted the following on its Facebook page: ACLU…


ACLU report: DWB more likely to lead to a traffic ticket

January 28, 2016

Driving While Black (DWB) may lead to a ticket in the Florida, at least the chances are greater than for white drivers. The ACLU yesterday released a report, “Racial Disparities in Florida Safety Belt Law Enforcement,”…


City Council to discuss Domestic Partnership Registry

November 12, 2013

The Pensacola City Council will consider today at its Agenda Review a proposal to create a Domestic Partnership Registry. The ordinance was drafted by the ACLU and proposed by Councilman Larry Johnson. A Domestic Partnership Registry…

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Gay-Straight Club at B.T. Washington

January 16, 2013

The Escambia County School District recently got its first gay-straight alliance club. The organization—with a stated mission to “make schools safer for all students”—is at Booker T. Washington High School. “We are very happy about this…

Education News

Coalition Addresses Discipline Discrimination

October 8, 2012

Citizens and organizations concerned about discriminatory disciplinary practices in local schools are being invited to join the Escambia Youth Justice Coalition. The coalition—facilitated by the Southern Poverty Law Center—will hold a meeting this week in Pensacola.…

Crime Escambia County News Protests

Attorney-Client Privilege: The Movie

February 16, 2012

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is again being scrutinized over questionable recording equipment in interview rooms. After apparently learning of plans to install video cameras in rooms designated for inmates to meet with their attorneys, the…


ECSO Mail Policy

September 21, 2010

According to a representative from the SRCSO, Sheriff Wendell Hall is expected to release a statement regarding the ACLU suit sometime today or tomorrow. The new policy only allows prisoners to correspond with friends and family through…


ACLU Sues Santa Rosa Sheriff

September 21, 2010

Press Release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU) and the Florida Justice Institute (FJI) today announced the filing of a federal class action lawsuit against the Santa Rosa County Sheriff. The lawsuit challenges the…


Boo hoo, no voodoo–Groups oppose Evers bill

April 19, 2010

ACLU Press Release: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Numerous religious organizations, clergy and nonpartisan citizen organizations representing a wide range of interests today called upon Florida Speaker of the House Larry Cretul and Senate President Jeff Atwater to…