The King County Council has voted to create an independent office of oversight for the Sheriff's office. It was one of several recommendations made by a blue ribbon panel that included ACLU of Washington Legislative Director Jennifer Shaw.
The city of Yakima is considering a curfew for minors that could fine violators up to $250. The ACLU has sent a letter to Yakima Mayor Dave Edler, urging the city to drop the proposal and respect the constitutional rights of youth.
Shimrote Ishaque is joining nine other citizens who have experienced stops, body searches, handcuffing, excessive force and other aggravations by customs officers - all partly due to inaccurate government records.