New Building Honors ACLU’s Ramona Ripston

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ramona_ripston.jpgRamona Ripston may not be a household name to Southern Californians, but for 36 years she had led the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which definitely is. Yesterday, the ACLU reported that blacks and Hispanics are stopped, frisked, searched and arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department more often than whites, concluding that the LAPD must do more to eliminate bias from law enforcement. Last week, across the street from the Police Protective League, the ACLU opened the Ramona Ripston Center for Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. (Image: Ramona Ripston with staff attorney Mark Rosenbaum)



  • Ramona Ripston - Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California


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