ACLU Sues Newark

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    over $100M Gift From Facebook Boss

    ACLU Sues Newark over $100M Gift From Facebook Boss - Local News - New York, NY - msnbc.com


    Not everyone is happy about the $100 million donation Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gave Newark to improve its troubled schools.

    The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city on behalf of a parents group because details about how the money will be spent have been kept under wraps. The suit says that plans, and in particular, any written correspondence between city and state officials and Zuckerberg, are subject to New Jersey's Open Public Records Act.




    So, since the state is not sharing with the ACLU, they are going to sue, thus costing the state money.

    Brilliant, just friggin brilliant.
     
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    Normally, I agree with most of your positions, or at least sympathize with them. I think you're barking up the wrong tree here though TT.

    All I get out of this is that they want the details made public. Where the money goes, what it's used for, etc. Sounds reasonable to me. Unless you have another article someplace supporting your position that the ACLU wants some of the money for themselves, I think you're off base here my friend.
     
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    Huh? if Zuckerberg wants to give money to Newarks schools thats his business, why is the ACLU suing anyone?
     
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    The ACLU needs to be investigated imho for its anti aMerican activities.
     
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    I'm torn about this TT. I am def. a fan of "public/private partnerships" but the whole deal appears pretty shady. A lawsuit can be avoided if they just share the info. as per the Open Records Act.
     
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    fair enough.


    Here's the thing. ACLU would have a point if it were tax money. It's not, it was a donation to be used for schools, and by suing, they are taking money from the state for no other reason than they want to know.

    this has zilch to do with civil liberties.
     
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    B/c Gov Cristi (R) isn't sharing how he plans on spending the money.
     
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    Don't worry guys, they will find a child molester to defend soon enough & this story will blow away into the netherland of "yesterday's news"...
     
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    if the aclu is right why should the city get to ignore the law?

    and if you're concerned about costing the city money i'll just say we have open records acts for good reasons - and some of those reasons involve corruption and waste prevention - which could potentially cost far more than any one lawsuit.
     
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    Why sue for the info?

    Why not just take it to the public and stir shit up that way? It's free.
     

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