Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"The deceptively named American Civil Liberties Union has a spotty record at best in protecting our Constitutional rights. They don't believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees our right to own firearms, but if a person born with a penis wants to pee in the women's bathroom, they are all over it. Continuing this selective interpretation of civil rights, the ACLU, who loves them some hate crime laws, now doesn’t love hate crime laws if they are used to protect police officers.
The ACLU has a long history of supporting hate crime laws, including some intense cheerleading for federal hate crime legislation. Generally speaking, hate crime laws get into the realm of Orwellian thought crimes, where someone's personal opinions are used to make an existing crime even more illegal. You'd think that an organization claiming to protect civil liberties would be against this kind of thing, but you'd be wrong...
The ACLU's selective support for hate crime laws once again shows what a bulls**t organization they are. They can't have it both ways. Things either apply equally to all people or they are unconstitutional."
"ACLU Suddenly Doesn't Like Hate Crime Laws When They Are Used to Protect Cops," downtrend.com, Jan. 10, 2016