Blog of Rights

ACLU of Michigan Urges Taylor Police to Change Policy and Training After Violent Arrest of Calvin Jones

The ACLU of Michigan sent a letter to the Taylor Police Department, urging re-training and policy changes for its officers in the wake of a traffic stop last year in which an African-American...

The Fight for Flint Schools

Given everything that Flint has been through in recent years, the last thing we want to do is beat up on the city’s challenged school district. While some critics may suggest otherwise, the legal...

What's Next for Flint?

A newly announced plan to permanently keep Flint on the Detroit-based regional water system has both sparked hope and raised important questions. And if the six arrests for disorderly conduct made...

Remembering Rolland O'Hare: 1925-2017

April 19, 2017
Photo: Detroit Walk to Freedom, June 23, 1963. Rolland O'Hare photographed far left with his young daughter on his shoulders.   A longtime advocate for civil rights and social justice, Rolland “...

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Tunnel Vision: A Deep Dive Into the Source of Flint's Water Crisis

This story first published on the Detroit Metro Times. On Wednesday, as this story was going to press, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver unexpectedly announced support for a plan to permanently stay with the...

In Defense of Public Education

Michigan public education is being eroded – through the advancement of for-profit charter schools, by way of threats of school closures, and now with the diversion of public school funding to private...

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