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News Release, Published: 
Friday, August 12, 2005
In June 2005 the Tacoma City Council approved by a 6-2 vote a major reform of police accountability by establishing an independent auditor and a citizen review board. The vote culminates over two years of work by the Police Accountability Working Group, created by the Tacoma Human Rights Commission to draft a proposal for citizen oversight.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Today the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that even in times of unrest, the government cannot arrest protesters simply because of their message. The ruling came in the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington's lawsuit challenging the City of Seattle's establishment and enforcement of a No Protest Zone during the meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1999.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
The ACLU is suing two federal agents for unlawfully imprisoning and seeking to deport an Iraqi refugee who had broken no laws.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
The ACLU has sued the state to strike down laws that ban marriage between couples of the same sex.

Habeeb v. United States - Complaint

Document, Published: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Plaintiff Abdul Ameer Yousef Habeeb alleges that Defendants, federal agents of the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), while purporting to enforce special registration requirements, illegally stopped, interrogated, arrested, imprisoned, and initiated removal proceedings against him. Mr. Habeeb, a refugee, was explicitly exempt from special registration. This is the complaint for the case.
Court Document: 
Habeeb v. Castloo

You and the Police

Document, Published: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
It is essential to know what police can do and cannot do, and how best to act in encounters with police. This knowledge can reduce possible conflict and can protect individual rights.

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