Blacks In Iowa 8 Times More Likely to Be Arrested for Marijuana Possession, ACLU Report Finds
Even though whites and black use marijuana at the same rate, arrests were far higher–making Iowa rank the worst in the nation in racial disparities in marijuana arrests.
If you’ve been unfairly stopped or questioned just because of the color of your skin, we’d like to hear about it!
The ACLU of Iowa is collecting examples of racial profiling to better identify this problem in Iowa and to identify trends in particular communities. We encourage you to share your stories with us!
Visit Our New Open Government Project!
You’ll find a user-friendly “do-it-yourself” guide on how to request government information and data, as well as request open meetings of government bodies. There’s lots of information, how-to tips, forms, and diagrams. You’ll also be able to contact our staff for assistance.
Even before a student reaches age 18, that person has basic constitutional rights.
From free speech to anti-bullying, from dress codes to praying in school, this booklet informs students of what they can and can’t do under the law.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is a private, non-partisan, non-profit group that fights to advance civil liberties for all. We are the state affiliate of the national ACLU.
We pride ourselves in upholding everyone’s civil liberties—no matter who they are or what they believe. We have worked to assure rights of all Iowans—from atheists to devout Christians, from labor unions to businesspeople, and more—to make sure our constitutional rights are preserved.” More about us