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Death Row Exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth Tours Kentucky in November

  • October 29, 2014
  • Posted in Abolition of the Death Penalty

A honorably discharged former Marine, Kirk Bloodsworth is the first person in the United States exonerated from death row by DNA testing. In 1984 he was arrested for the rape and murder of nine-year-old girl. He was sentenced to death in Maryland in 1985. In 1992, Kirk read about a new forensic breakthrough called DNA […]

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LMPD Releases Racial Profiling Report

  • October 24, 2014
  • Posted in Legal

After pressure from the ACLU of Kentucky this week, the Louisville Metro Police Department released the results of their racial profiling study of traffic stops. We are pleased LMPD listened to community concerns and prioritized the release of the report.  We look forward to reviewing the data and analysis.    

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ACLU of KY Calls on Prosecutors to Refuse Cooperation with ICE on Detainer Scheme

  • October 22, 2014
  • Posted in Immigrants' Rights

ICE proposal likely unethical, violation of individuals’ civil rights   On October 7th, the ACLU of Kentucky sent a letter to the Prosecutors Advisory Council alerting it to recent efforts by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) to enlist the aid of prosecutors in combating the recent trend of jailers refusing to comply with immigration […]

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