OPINION

Unconstitutional surveillance

New York City has failed to show that its far-reaching program, burrowing deep into the lives and institutions of area Muslim communities, serves a 'compelling' interest or is necessary to accomplish that interest.

, The National Law Journal

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New York City has failed to show that its far-reaching program, burrowing deep into the lives and institutions of area Muslim communities, serves a 'compelling' interest or is necessary to accomplish that interest.

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What's being said

  • ELois Poole-Clayton

    I agree, that BOTH senerio, must be proven AND (for the record), ALL muslims, are NOT extremist and are NOT fundamentalist, looking for a war or lives to destroy.



    Many, are simply as tired as other religions and are seeking ways to come together, as a community of 'human beings', for the sake of PEACE all over the world.



    People have the right to practice whatever FAITH they choose, as long as they aren't trying to FORCE it on individuals who's NOT interested in conforming to it.



    There is a saying that I love...."You are you and I am I and IF by chance we meet, FINE!

  • Abdeen Jabara

    The wholesale targeting of Muslim Americans by the NYPD can only occur with the concurrence of a majority of the population which, poll after poll ,have shown support for the targeting actions of the NYPD. Politicians aid and abet this public disregard of the law and only too often use such sentiment for their own political aggrandizement. The question then is where are the Courts and the much vaunted civil society that we look to for a buffer?. Sadly the Courts have ,only too often .also been found wanting. What will it take for the media to take this head on? Do we need more massacres?

  • Sandra Levine

    Thank you for speaking truth to the unlawful, unconstitutional, and anti-democratic actions the NYPD has been engaged in for over 10 years. As a member of the Judicial system, I have witnessed the terrible toll these practices have taken on members of the Muslim community, and nonMuslims who may appear to be middle-eastern but who are all American Citizens. These actions by the NYPD are beyond offensive in what is considered to be the world's greatest example of democracy. Not so any more ! I have traveled extensively and just returned from what some would term a 3rd world country in South America. I experienced far more democracy in that Country than in this, and in that South American country, gun violence and police killings are minute compared to our "Great Democracy"!



    Thank you again for such a thoughtful and thorough piece.

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