NYPD to Settle Muslim Surveillance Lawsuits

Under the settlement, which was filed in federal court Thursday afternoon, the police department agreed to a series of changes that include reinstating a civilian attorney to a panel that must make sure first amendment rights are not violated during surveillance activity by the intelligence unit–a role that was eliminated in the years after the terror attacks.

The NYPD also agreed to several changes to the surveillance rules–known as the Handschu guidelines, a set of policies initially put in place more than 30 years ago–including placing a reasonable time limit on investigations and expressly stating an existing NYPD policy that it is illegal to profile anyone solely on the basis of religious..:MORE: www.wsj.com

Court says Lawsuit Over NYPD Surveillance of Muslims can proceed

The lawsuit claims that surveillance of Muslim people in New Jersey discriminated against them due to their religion. It was filed by Muslim Advocates, a legal advocacy group, and later joined by the Center for Constitutional Rights, another legal organization, on behalf of several New Jersey Muslims who say they were unconstitutionally monitored by the New York Police Department.Federal appeals court says lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims can proceed…MORE:

Don’t Try To Assert Your Rights, We Will Undermine Them

NYPD To Muslims: Don’t Try To Assert Your Rights, Because If You Do, We WilldownloadUndermine Them Even Further  .

The NYPD has a message for Muslims who even consider asserting their rights by filing suit against the department’s religiously-motivated, unconstitutional spying: If you sue us to demand your rights, we will try to undermine them even further. Just Security describes how, in the ACLU’s Raza v. City of New York, NYPD lawyers are demanding wide ranging access to membership lists and even the private emails of Muslim activists:  more: .mintpressnews

NYPD: Muslim Spying Led to no Leads or Terror

NYPD’s secret Demographics Unit spent 6 years spying on Muslim neighborhoods and placing informants in student groups and mosques in New York City and parts of New Jersey Imam Konate Souleimane, center, emerges from a meeting with New York City…

Jasser to NYPD: Thanks for Spying on Us (+Video)

Many American Muslim groups, meanwhile, view Jasser as a reliable apologist for Republicans and anti-Muslim figures—one with little grassroots support in the American Muslim community. “He actually plays into the whole narrative that comes from the Islamophobia industry—that it’s not…

NYPD monitored Muslim students

NYPD monitored Muslim students all over Northeast Names recorded in reports, even though they hadn’t been accused of any crimes NEW YORK — The New York Police Department monitored Muslim college students far more broadly than previously known, at schools…

Rally IN NYC: Hateful Islamophobia Must go

On February 3, 2012, Many Muslim groups and community leaders gathered at Foley Square, NYC to demonstrate against some of the outright practices by the NYPD under Commissioner Ray Kelly. These practices include illegal surveillance of Muslim communities, allowing a…

Top CIA Lawyer Never Approved NYPD Collaboration

Top CIA Lawyer Never Approved NYPD Collaboration  The CIA’s top lawyer never approved sending a veteran agency officer to New York, where he helped set up police spying programs,  to read the enite article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/20/top-cia-lawyer-never-appr_0_n_1218903.html