TAKE THE SURVEY: 
https://action.aclu.org/webform/ne-sro-survey

Everyone wants our schools to be safe. Some Nebraska schools are exploring the addition of school resource officers (SROs) in an attempt to increase school safety. The debate about school resource officers is important to the ACLU because the intersections of students rights, disability rights, racial justice and police practices fall squarely within our mission to protect and defend all Nebraskans' civil rights and civil liberties. 

The ACLU of Nebraska is monitoring the growing police presence in our schools because it disproportionately targets students of color and those with disabilities well beyond the percentage of the student population they represent. These practices fuel the school-to-prison pipeline, creating life-long disadvantages for youth and contributing to the state's prison overpopulation. 

Legal and policy research only tell us part of the story. That's why we need to hear from you!

If you are a parent, teacher, or student and have interacted with a school resource officer, please share your story to help us understand what happened to you and what's really happening behind school doors. Your story is key in our fight for reforms to make these programs better and safer for all Nebraska kids and families.

Please take our survey to tell us about your interaction with SROs in Nebraska schools: https://action.aclu.org/webform/ne-sro-survey

 

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:00am

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Today the District Court of Lancaster County ordered the state Department of Corrections to release records they'd kept hidden from the ACLU of Nebraska and the state's media outlets regarding the purchase of drugs to be used for lethal injection. The records must be released within seven days.
 
“Overall the ACLU is pleased with the court’s decision reaffirming Nebraska’s proud tradition of open government. We are reviewing the decision carefully to determine next steps. In the short term we look forward to reviewing documents about the source of Nebraska’s execution drugs to learn more about the legal and policy issues involved in their acquisition. We appreciate that Nebraskans of goodwill hold divergent viewpoints on the death penalty but the citizens referendum did not grant permission to state officials to cloak the death penalty in secrecy and the courts decision today ensures transparency and accountability as the state seeks to carry out its most grave function,: said ACLU of Nebraska Executive Director Danielle Conrad
 
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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:30pm

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