Muslim Advocates files lawsuit on behalf of American Muslims; Lawsuit details the intrusive and discriminatory nature of NYPD’s surveillance program
[Newark, New Jersey] June 6, 2012—Today, a diverse group of American Muslim plaintiffs filed suit to end the New York Police Department’s invasive and discriminatory spying program. The suit, filed by Muslim Advocates, the leading national legal advocacy group working to defend the civil liberties of American Muslims, details countless acts of invasive and discriminatory spying authorized by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Hassan, et al. v. City of New York directly challenges the unconstitutional and discriminatory surveillance program. The first legal challenge against the NYPD for intrusive practices targeting American Muslims, the lawsuit seeks an immediate end to the unlawful surveillance and the purging of files maintained by the NYPD.
Meet the legeal team and the plaintiffs in the case.
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