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Society
10:51 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Death Row Exoneree Speaks at Murray State

Kirk Bloodsworth
Credit aclu-ky.org

Amnesty International at Murray State University hosts death row exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth Friday night at 6 in MSU's Freed Curd Auditorium. Bloodsworth is the first person in the United States exonerated from death row by DNA testing. The lecture is open to all. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kirk Bloodsworth about the circumstances of his exoneration.

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Crime
3:43 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Kentucky ACLU Criticizes Large-Scale Police Targeting of 'Low Level' Drug Suspects

Credit Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police embarked Friday on what officials are calling “the largest one-day drug round-up in agency history"—but the state ACLU suggests that the busts are misguided.

Dubbed “Operation Black Friday,” state police were targeting nearly 500 people were being  targeted for arrest across the state on charges mostly related to drug trafficking, KSP spokesman Sgt. Richard Saint-Blancard said.

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School Prayer
6:35 am
Mon October 7, 2013

ACLU-TN Advises Schools On Game Day Prayers

Praying for your high school football team is OK. But the American Civil Liberties Union says those before-game prayers should not be sponsored by public schools.

The Tennessee chapter of the civil rights group sent a letter to 135 school systems this week saying it has learned that a number of Tennessee high schools are sponsoring prayers at their games.

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Education
6:19 am
Fri April 5, 2013

ACLU Looking Into Outside Groups in Kentucky Schools

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky has sent open records requests to all 174 public school superintendents in the state seeking information about how outside organizations and people are granted access to elementary schools during school hours to distribute religious or other literature to students.

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Culture
8:32 am
Mon September 10, 2012

KKK and ACLU Sue Cape Girardeau

rickcross.com

The Ku Klux Klan and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing the City of Cape Girardeau for infringing their First Amendment rights to free speech.  KKK members plan to distribute leaflets in Cape Girardeau on September 28th, but the city’s anti-litter ordinance prohibits placing handbills in or upon vehicles.

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