- 2012elections - 9/11 Special Coverage - aca - africanamericanalzheimers - aids - Alabama News Network - american - Awards & Expo - bees - bilingual - border - californiaeducation - Caribbean - cir - citizenship - climatechange - collgeinmiami - community - democrats - ecotourism - Elders - Election 2012 - elections2012 - escuelas - Ethnic Media in the News - Ethnicities - Events - Eye on Egypt - Fellowships - food - Foreclosures - Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area - Health Care Reform - healthyhungerfreekids - howtodie - humiliating - immigrants - Inside the Shadow Economy - kimjongun - Latin America - Law & Justice - Living - Media - memphismediaroundtable - Multimedia - NAM en Espaol - Politics & Governance - Religion - Richmond Pulse - Science & Technology - Sports - The Movement to Expand Health Care Access - Video - Voter Suppression - War & Conflict - 攔截盤查政策 - Top Stories - Immigration - Health - Economy - Education - Environment - Ethnic Media Headlines - International Affairs - NAM en Español - Occupy Protests - Youth Culture - Collaborative Reporting

U.S. Muslims Sue to Stop NYPD Spying Program

Posted: Jun 08, 2012

DEARBORN, Mich.—A small group of American Muslims has filed a federal lawsuit this week calling for an end to the New York Police Department’s post-9/11 surveillance program, reports The Arab American News.

The lawsuit follows a New Jersey Attorney General investigation that concluded that the NYPD had done nothing wrong. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and the city's mayor Michael Bloomberg asserted this program iwas "within constitutional bounds."

According to the news report, the suit filed by the group, Muslim Advocates, claims that identifying as Muslim is not "a legitimate criterion" for law-enforcement officials to target individuals for surveillance.

This is the first direct challenge and legal action aimed at the NYPD for spying on Muslims following the attacks of September 11, 2001. An Associated Press investigation last year revealed a systematic surveillance program that heavily monitored Muslim neighborhoods. Undercover police infiltrated various mosques and student groups in New York City, as well as neighboring New Jersey.


Page 1 of 1

-->




Advertisement


ADVERTISEMENT


Just Posted

NAM Coverage

Civil Liberties

Why There Are Words

Aug 10, 2011