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18 10, 2018

ACLU-TN to Honor Former State Rep. Johnnie R. Turner and Advocate Sally Levine with Lifetime Achievement Awards

2018-10-18T17:02:31+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will honor former State Representative Johnnie R. Turner and advocate Sally Levine with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization's 50th anniversary edition of its annual fundraiser, The Constitution Uncorked, on November 29.

27 09, 2018

ACLU-TN Statement on Arrest of Officer in Daniel Hambrick Shooting

2018-09-27T13:23:16+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

On the evening of July 26, a Metro Nashville police officer fatally shot Nashville resident Daniel Hambrick. The 25-year-old officer, Andrew Delke, was white and Hambrick, also 25, was Black. This week, after a night magistrate initially denied the district attorney's request for an arrest warrant, a general sessions judge found probable cause to support a criminal homicide charge against the officer.

25 09, 2018

ACLU-TN to Present “Know Your Rights When Interacting Law Enforcement” Workshop at Fisk University

2018-09-27T13:24:55+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN and Fisk University have partnered to present a "Know Your Rights" workshop on Thursday, September 27 in North Nashville. The event will educate students and community members about their rights when interacting with law enforcement.

9 08, 2018

ACLU-TN Statement on Release of Video Depicting Daniel Hambrick Shooting

2018-08-09T13:37:27+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

On the evening of July 26, a Metro Nashville police officer fatally shot Nashville resident Daniel Hambrick. The 25-year-old officer, Andrew Delke, was white and Hambrick, also 25, was Black. This week, the Davidson County District Attorney's Office released footage of the shooting. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating.

5 06, 2018

ACLU of Tennessee Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Police Seizure of Disabled Vet’s Car

2018-06-05T17:05:32+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN has filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a disabled veteran whose car was seized without cause by Mount Juliet police.

21 05, 2018

ACLU-TN Statement on Passage of Mass Deportation Legislation

2018-05-21T11:08:42+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Governor Haslam has allowed HB 2315, a bill that effectively turns all state and local law enforcement officers into unpaid immigration agents, to become law without his signature, despite the thousands of individuals from across the state and country calling on him to veto.

15 05, 2018

National Civil Rights Groups Sign Letter Urging Tennessee Governor to Veto Extreme Anti-Immigrant Bill

2018-05-15T16:17:42+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Several national groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, have signed on to a letter urging Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee to veto the mass deportation anti-immigrant bill HB 2315.

15 05, 2018

Constitutional Law Experts, Violence Survivors’ Advocates, Criminal Defense Attorneys Urge Governor to Veto Mass Deportation Bill

2018-05-15T16:02:50+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Experts from across Tennessee in three fields – constitutional and immigration law, criminal defense, and domestic and sexual violence advocacy – each sent Governor Haslam a letter urging him to veto mass deportation bill HB 2315.