NYPD Surveillance Program

New Report, Book Reveal Depths of NYPD Spying on Muslims

  In the midst of intense scrutiny of the New York Police Department’s racial and religious profiling policies, a group of Muslim youths say they were beaten by NYPD officers late last month in a Bronx park. Two sisters, ages … Continued

In Light of Zimmerman Ruling, Racial Profiling Poses Even Greater Threat to Black & Brown Bodies

In the days since a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, there has been an outpouring of reactions across the Internet and in the streets. Race, as it did in the commentary surrounding the trial, has played … Continued

NYC Mayor Threatens to Veto Bills that Protect Citizens from “Stop & Frisk”

Last week, the New York City Council voted to approve police oversight bills meant to end discriminatory policing that critics say have unfairly and unconstitutionally targeted the city’s communities of color.  The decisions to pass the Community Safety Act and to create … Continued

Rights Groups File Lawsuit Challenging NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Program

I stand today with #changetheNYPD activists to call for an end to the blanket surveillance of American Muslims. #no2spying — Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) June 18, 2013 A lawsuit announced Tuesday charges that the New York Police Department’s Muslim Surveillance Program has created an … Continued