Tag Archives: ACLU


Study: Non-whites more apt to be ticketed here

Study: Non-whites more apt to be ticketed here

They aren’t much more likely to stop non-white motorists, but police in Tiverton and Little Compton are more apt to issue citations to the non-white drivers they stop than the white drivers. That is among the findings of a 2013-2014 study by Northeastern University’s Institute on Race and Justice released by the state Department of

Portsmouth High School

ACLU sees racial disparities in Portsmouth school suspensions

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth public schools last year suspended black students more than five times as often “as would be expected based on their school population,” according to a report issued this week by the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In addition, the report says the district suspended Hispanic students more than


Portsmouth schools dispute ACLU criticism on web filtering

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth is the only public school district in the state that blocks students from viewing online material on religion and entertainment, according to a report released Monday by the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Furthermore, the ACLU report contends, the district’s internet filtering software also blocks access to the