How Two Organizations Are Defending The Rights Of People In America

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the largest national advocate for the rights of people in the United States. They cover peoples human and civil rights in every state, plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., and have sued numerous governmental institutions and other entities when they trample on the rights of regular citizens.

The ACLU has been in existence for about 100 years and during that time has defended the liberties that are guaranteed by the Constitution and other laws that have been passed over the years since the country was founded.

The civil liberties that the ACLU spans the gamut from the rights of LGBT people to those who feel their rights have been violated in the current digital age where the government can easily keep tabs on people through the internet.

They also defend the right to abortion and will tackle any difficult legal issue if they feel someone has not been afforded the rights that they have in the United States.

There are now 2 million people that are members and supporters of the ACLU. The organization was founded by Roger Baldwin who started it with a comment that America would remain a democracy as long as enough people would be willing to fight for their rights.

When the ACLU was established, in 1920, it was remarkable that to that point not a single free speech claim had been upheld by the Supreme Court. There were thousands of people that were being held in jail, sometimes without a trial, because they had shared anti-war literature, for example. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

Violence by authorities against African-Americans was perfectly acceptable and it had only been August of that very same year that woman could vote for the first time.

One organization that also fights for the rights of people is the Frontera Fund of Arizona. This organization was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who had personally experienced a violation of their rights when they were illegally arrested by officers working for the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona; Joe Arpaio.

They were accosted and arrested during the night and hauled off to jail because they had been investigating Arpaio for a number of year and he wanted to get hold of their reporter’s notes in order to see who was releasing information to them. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

After winning a settlement from Maricopa County for having their rights violated they used the money to establish the Frontera Fund. The money is used to help others who are having their rights violated, in particular the Hispanic community of Arizona.

They support the rights of this community including those who are migrants and so very easily exploited by both employers and the government.

Dr. Cameron Clokie’s Work at The Toronto General Hospital

According to Bloomberg, Cameron Clokie is the head of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Toronto. He has been able to develop a method to reset the jaw’s skeletal clock bones so that they can be able to grow just like they do in a newborn baby.

Cameron has been able to do this by using a protein that seduces adult stem cells to become bone tissue.

The procedures are conducted at Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. The procedures are a significant milestone for research teams with the dream of tissue regeneration. The current method of rebuilding the body parts usually relies on the painful process of stealing bone, fat as well as muscle from one part to fill gaps in another part.

20-year-old Janine McFarlane had a benign tumor that swelled from the right side jaw two years ago. If left untreated, the tumor which is a rare and aggressive jaw-tissue growth called ameloblastoma can grow to deform the face and fill the airways until a patient chokes to death.

MS. McFarlane underwent a traditional surgery. In her case, the surgeons replaced the jaw tissue that was lost with 12 centimeters of bone that had been carved out of her chin. Ms. McFarlane claims that she couldn’t be able to walk for two months.

Dr. Clokie said that Ms. McFarlane’s case involved a 19-hour operation as well as two weeks in the hospital, where she spent one of the weeks in intensive care unit. In January she will undergo another surgery where the surgeons plan to use the hip bone to build her mandible further so that the dentists can implant false teeth.

Mr. Russel also had the same problem. He underwent a four-hour surgery that left him with a faint scar. He only spent two nights in the hospital. The only effect that Mr. Russel experienced was numbness in his lower lip and chin. Read more: Dr. Cameron Clokie Gives His Quick Tips for Tooth Care While Traveling

While reconstructing Mr. Russel’s jaw, Dr. Clokie added a specific growth protein to a gel that becomes liquid while in the freezer and robust while in warmer temperatures. He then modeled it to resemble Mr. Russel’s missing jaw piece.

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