Belinda Escobosa Helzer

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    ACLU Blasts Santa Ana City Council for Violating Free Speech Over "F the Police" Hat

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California sent SanTana city council members a letter reminding them the basics of free speech just ahead of this evening's meeting. It takes offense to the now infamous October 7 meltdown that occurred when Mayor-for-Life Miguel Pulido demanded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    ACLU Project Targets Orange County Dick Moves Against Homelessness, Shelter Space

    In any given year, Orange County, one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, is home to thousands of people forced to live and sleep on the streets because they cannot obtain housing or shelter, notes the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. And so, the ACLU o' SoCal has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Orange Gang-Injunction Case Headed to Federal Appellate Court

    ​The saga has trudged on for more than two years now, but Yvonne Elizondo still speaks about the Orange Varrio Cypress' gang injunction with freshness and fervor.A tinge of redness takes to her cheeks as she recalls the day it all started: February 23, 2009. That's the day that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    Headline: ACLU Suit Threatens Gang Injunctions, DA Says​Comment by SUEZ: ACLU can go to he!l. Gang banger terrorists need to be eradicated. I work in Old Town Orange and they have ruined more buildings and windows let alone shootings Oh, but they "have rights." I HATE gang bangers. They all need t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Orange County District Attorney on Defense as ACLU Suit Against Gang Injunction is Heard

    ​Tony Rackauckas is at the center of a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles this afternoon against the Orange County District Attorney's enforcement of gang injunctions. The formal name of the case is American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU) v. Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Day Laborers Sue Costa Mesa

    Photo by Beth StirnamanAn earlier protest for day laborers.​As I was snapping photos of protesters outside Costa Mesa City Hall this morning, a white guy in his 40s was suddenly in my face asking, "What's all this about?"Informed that day laborers were suing the city, he remarked, "Just round up t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Pat Boone Talibanizes ACLU Over LAPD Special Order 40

    Pat Boone. American.The ACLU says the California Court of Appeals decision today to uphold the Los Angeles Police Department's use of Special Order 40--a decades old policy prohibiting officers from using immigration status to initiate investigations--"strikes a balance between immigrants' rights to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    ACLU Lawyer Honors: So LA. Who Needs 'Em? Oh, Wait ...

    Courtesy ACLU/SCBelinda Escobosa Helzer, staff attorney for the ACLU/SC, fights for Quan Am Temple. Hey, where's her award?Normally, we'd blow off the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California's 15th annual Law Luncheon on June 19. It's on a Friday, which is when we normally catch ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Smiley Coyotl

    When is a prosecutor not a prosecutor? The answer spared a Santa Ana activist/punk rocker from criminal charges

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    'The Bus Driver Is God'

    The short but eventful ride of Ronald Vaught