Louisiana ACLU files suit over alleged deleted photo by police officer
Posted on 3/29/2017 6:16:00 PM.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a Lafayette mother who allegedly had a photo deleted from her phone by a police officer.
Marjorie Esman, ACLU, police officers

Mixed feelings about President Trump's revised travel ban
Posted on 3/6/2017 1:45:00 PM.

President Donald Trump signed a revised version of his travel ban prohibiting new visas for citizens from six Middle Eastern countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Richland Parish Congressman Ralph Abraham supports the revised travel order.

travel ban, Donald Trump, Ralph Abraham, Marjorie Esman

Grant Parish defends nativity scene in front of courthouse amid complaints from ACLU
Posted on 12/21/2016 4:51:00 PM.

The ACLU of Louisiana has sent a letter to the Grant Parish Police Jury in regards to a nativity scene set up in front of the parish courthouse. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says the display only caters to one faith.

Marjorie Esman, Jay Lemoine, ACLU, Grant Parish

ACLU of Louisiana suing Slidell to block panhandling permit requirement
Posted on 12/20/2016 11:56:00 AM.

The ACLU of Louisiana is suing the City of Slidell to block a panhandling permit requirement. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says Slidell residents have to register with police to engage in their First Amendment right to ask others for money.

Marjorie Esman, ACLU, panhandling, Slidell

Baton Rouge cops settle civil rights lawsuit alleging Alton Sterling protesters were abused
Posted on 11/29/2016 12:38:00 PM.
Law enforcement agencies in Baton Rouge have settled a civil rights lawsuit filed by advocacy groups that alleged police used excessive force and psychical abuse during Alton Sterling protests. ACLU of Louisiana Executive Director Marjorie Esman says this agreement assures that citizens' rights are respected moving forward.
alton sterling, baton rouge police, aclu of louisiana, marjorie esman

BR council approves $100k settlement with protesters
Posted on 11/23/2016 11:41:00 AM.

Baton Rouge has settled with protesters who were arrested during protests that erupted after the death of Alton Sterling. The $100,000 settlement will award $230 to each of the 92 plaintiffs with the rest of the money going towards legal fees.

Marjorie Esman, John Delgado, protesters, ACLU

Despite apology, ACLU still looking into alleged strip search of students at Caldwell High
Posted on 10/19/2016 12:56:00 PM.

The ACLU of Louisiana is working together with parents after multiple students said they were strip searched at Caldwell Parish High School to find a student’s missing 42 dollars.

ACLU, Marjorie Esman, Caldwell Parish High School, strip search, John Gullatt

ACLU-Louisiana reminds schools they can't make students stand for the Pledge
Posted on 9/15/2016 3:56:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting .
The ACLU of Louisiana says they are getting reports about students being punished for sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says they sent a letter to the superintendents of all Louisiana public school districts reminding them about the First Amendment.
Pledge of Allegiance, marjorie esman, aclu of louisiana

UPDATE: NOPD says man wrongfully charged with violating Blue Lives Matter law
Posted on 9/8/2016 1:16:00 PM.

A statement from the New Orleans Police Department says a man was wrongfully charged with a hate crime under the Blue Lives Matter law that went into effect just over a month ago. Police say 28-year-old Raul Delatoba was being booked on unrelated charges, when he used sexist and racial slurs against the arresting officers.

Marjorie Esman, ACLU, Lance Harris

ACLU takes legal action for man denied benefits after his husband's death
Posted on 8/3/2016 4:33:00 AM.

A Louisiana man is fighting to receive survivor benefits after his husband died. Marjorie Esman with the ACLU of Louisiana says William Conley passed away in February of 2015, and his husband Gerald Beem has been trying to get social security benefits ever since.

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