I'm sorta glad the ACLU is taking this on. While I think they generally support big government, if this bothers them, then maybe there is still hope.
They're a little late to the party, though. Radley Balko has been writing on this for at least five years. If interested, just google his white paper, "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police". You'll find it at Reason online, both free and paid if you want to order. The free pdf is a little ways down the page.
I did like the coordinate information requests. Affiliates in 23 states all on the same date? Cool. Poor Radley could never do that by himself.
Maybe the ACLU can bring enough public attention to this to make a change. In the meantime, I'll keep an eye out for the ACLU to abuse the information or use it in some nefarious way. While some local chapters are decidedly pro-liberty, I don't trust the overall organization.