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Community and religious organizations call for Justice Department to investigate NYPD surveillance programs. (Photo by PaulSteinJC/Flickr.)

Calls for Formal Investigation of NYPD Muslim Surveillance

Government, Religion October 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

An alliance of community, religious and civic organizations are calling on the Justice Department to investigate the controversial NYPD surveillance of Muslims.

(Photo by Alan Greig, Creative Commons license)

Stop-and-Frisk Ruling Finds Cheers and Jeers

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Government August 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The ruling of stop-and-frisk ignited plenty of reactions, no less in the pages of the community media.

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Latino July 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

When jurors found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a barrage of protests erupted from the streets of New York and across the nation in the form of protests, chants, signs, and writings. New York’s ethnic media documents and reports on reactions from streets rallies to reaction essays.

(Photo by Seth Freed Wessler via Colorlines)

Muslims Sue NYPD Over Surveillance

Crime, In the News, Religion June 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Civil liberty groups have filed a lawsuit against the City and the NYPD on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers caught up in the controversial police surveillance program, reports Colorlines.

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Considering the widespread criticism of the city’s stop-and-frisk policy, as well as the unchecked surveillance of Muslim residents, some have called for an inspector general to oversee the NYPD. In this article, originally published in the Amsterdam News on April 11, city officials and mayoral candidates explain their reasons to support or oppose the idea.

Muslim activists hold up signs against police policies like stop-and-frisk and warrantless surveillance of their communities. (Aisha Asif/The Brooklyn Ink)

‘Praying While Muslim is Not a Crime’

In the News, Religion April 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Cries of injustice rang through the steps of a Lower Manhattan courthouse, reports The Brooklyn Ink, as Muslim youth and activists spoke out against NYPD practices of stop-and-frisk and community surveillance.

Opinion: On Stop-and-Frisk, Change ‘Needs to Happen Now’

Opinion: On Stop-and-Frisk, Change ‘Needs to Happen Now’

African American, Crime, Latino, Opinion March 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm

The controversial stop-and-frisk policy that has led to more than five million people stopped in the streets of New York over the last 11 years “must stop,” the Amsterdam News says in a scathing editorial.

Kimani "Kiki" Gray, 16, of East Flatbush, was shot and killed by plainclothes NYPD officers on Saturday night. (Photo via SocialistWorker.org)

Opinion: East Flatbush Police ‘Notorious’ for ‘Abuse of Power’

African American, Brooklyn, Crime, Opinion March 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Giving context to the shooting of teenager Kimani Gray last Saturday, an opinion piece in The Indypendent, and originally in SocialistWorker.org, calls the police precinct in East Flatbush one with “a long record of abuse and brutality.”

Soheeb Amin, who says his Muslim Student Association and mosque were targeted by NYPD informants, speaks at a March 11, 2012 press conference at One Police Plaza. Photo: Seth Freed Wessler

NYPD Surveillance Has Lingering Impact on Muslims, Report Finds

In the News, Religion March 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Worshippers, families, store owners and students shared how the tactics of the NYPD surveillance program have permeated their lives with fear and paranoia at a press conference attended by Colorlines.

(Photo via newsindiatimes.com)

Civil Rights Lawyers Ask Court to Stop NYPD Surveillance of Muslims

Middle Eastern, New York February 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

Several high-profile civil rights lawyers are urging the court to halt the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims and are calling for the appointment of an auditor to oversee the department’s activities in this area, Desi Talk reports.

(Photo by Kaitlyn Wells/The Uptowner)

New Yorkers Ramp Up Outcry Against Stop-and-Frisk

African American, Crime, Latino October 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Recent police shootings of unarmed men has put the spotlight back on stop-and-frisk. The Uptowner and Queens Chronicle reported on action taken by protesters and elected officials. Bronx Ink collected the stories of 33 Bronx residents.

Chen’s mother, Su Zhen Chen, speaks at a recent press conference in Chinatown. (Photo by Aline Reynolds / Downtown Express)

Voices in Focus: Anti-Hazing Bill Inspired by Danny Chen’s Suicide

Crime, Politics May 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Today we have news of proposed legislation to curb military hazing, inspired by the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen; a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic bullying; a report that denies allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College; a reaction to the NYPD’s plans to combat racial profiling; and a South-Asian fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

Students from PS 208 performing Brazilian Dance during the Drums Along the Hudson festival in 2011.  (Photo by Joseph Rodman / DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: After Payout in NYPD Brutality Case, Couple Remains Defiant

Crime, Demographics May 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

The Brooklyn couple who just received a $360,000 settlement in their police brutality lawsuit against the NYPD speak out; Colorlines connects new Census numbers showing that white babies are now the minority with Alabama’s harsh immigration law; and previews of this weekend’s Malcolm X day celebration and a dance festival in Inwood.

Voices in Focus: Jews Think Better of American Muslims Than of Evangelicals

Voices in Focus: Jews Think Better of American Muslims Than of Evangelicals

Crime, Religion May 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

A poll shows that American Jews have a higher opinion of American Muslims than they do of Christian evangelicals; a new app to report racial profiling at the airport; Etan Patz case brings attention to 14 other young children who disappeared since 1979; and a Filipino mayor in Pennsylvania who persisted despite racism.

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Crime, Politics March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mitt Romney finds a friendly crowd at a fundraiser held by Greek-American supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis; the MS-13 gang makes inroads in New York City; a racial disparity for homeless families; and a study finds that racial profiling of South Asians continues in NYC.

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