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ACLU of Massachusetts and ACLU of Florida call for public transparency on FBI shooting death

Unbroken FBI track record of clearing its agents who use deadly force leads to renewed calls for openness and accountability, especially regarding role of Massachusetts state troopers.

State Senate unanimously passes bill to end shackling of pregnant women in prisons and jails

ACLU applauds the vote and urges House to vote similarly.

At Liberty: Friday, March 21, 2014

Two more immigrants released on bond after federal judge's ruling

ACLU class action lawsuit argues federal government wrongly incarcerates dozens in Massachusetts jails under "mandatory detention" provision.

Sam Adams and Mayor Walsh should sponsor St. Patrick's Peace Day


Carol Rose

Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally wrote this blog for Boston.com.

I like Sam Adams beer. I also like Samuel Adams, the American patriot, after whom the beer was named.

As I'm sure all of you history buffs recall, Adams was the guy who in 1768 called on the American colonists to engage in "non-cooperation" with the British crown, on the grounds that the occupation of Boston by British soldiers violated the British constitution.