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America’s criminal justice system should keep communities safe, treat people fairly, and use fiscal resources wisely. ACLU-TN advocates for a criminal justice system that fosters public safety by reducing mass incarceration and ensuring police accountability. We work to ensure that constitutional protections are afforded to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity or income. We also confront discriminatory or unfair police practices and challenge the broken death penalty system.

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26 03, 2017

Day 66: Stop life without parole for juvenile offenders

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Stop life without parole for juvenile offenders This week, lawmakers will take up a bill that would eliminate life without parole for minors and give children caught up in [...]

25 03, 2017

Day 65: Watch “Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice” about ACLU-TN’s history

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch "Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice" about ACLU-TN's history From the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial to representing Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to [...]

17 03, 2017

Day 57: Learn about Kalief Browder’s short life and untimely death in the criminal justice system

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Learn about Kalief Browder’s short life and untimely death in the criminal justice system Kalief Browder was 16 years old when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. [...]

14 03, 2017

Day 53: Support criminal justice reform at the Tennessee legislature

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Take action to support criminal justice reform at the Tennessee legislature In the next few days, various committees in the state legislature will take up numerous bills that could [...]

13 03, 2017

Day 52: Don’t force local cops to be immigration agents

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Don't force local cops to be immigration agents This week Tennessee legislators will consider a sweeping and extreme anti-immigrant bill that would force local law enforcement agencies to comply [...]

10 03, 2017

Oppose Forcing Local Law Enforcement Into Voluntary Federal Immigration Enforcement

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Under current state and federal law, law enforcement agencies must already comply with federal immigration law. But a sweeping and extreme bill moving through the state legislature would force localities [...]

10 03, 2017

Day 50: Watch “Broken Policing” video on the history of racial injustice in American policing

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch “Broken Policing” video about the history of racial injustice in American policing Did you know that some modern law enforcement agencies first originated as “slave patrols” to round [...]

9 03, 2017

Day 49: Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11 This Saturday at 4 PM CT, thousands of freedom fighters across the country are meeting up to [...]