From Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt:
The Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition called on New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly and Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne to resign Thursday because of a lack of confidence in their ability to lead the city's police department, given the high-raking officers' conflicting and untruthful statements about the NYPD's involvement in and use of an anti-Muslim propaganda film.
The FBI announced the arrest Tuesday of four members of the East Haven Police Department in Connecticut on charges that they assaulted Latino residents while on patrol.
The FBI accused the officers of terrorizing residents and making false reports to cover up the crimes against the Latino community.
On Monday, the Fayetteville City Council voted to impose a four-month moratorium on consent searches. The 120-day moratorium, which will begin Feb. 1, is a response to complaints of racial profiling and pressure from civil rights groups.
Meet Mansimran. He’s an 18 year old all-American guy who likes Starbucks, hoops, and robotics. He’s a student, an older brother, and an active member of his Sikh religious community. Sometimes, when strangers see his turban, and the color of his skin, they lean out their car window and call him a “terrorist.”
What can one say about the state of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream of racial and social equality as we approach his 83rd birthday on Monday? A great deal. Volumes and volumes. Why so much? Because the work of achieving racial equality, ending poverty and ending war is so unfinished.
Today the Obama administration announced a small but significant change to immigration law that will affect thousands of people and prevent the heartbreaking separation of families that takes place on a daily basis.
Pressure from legal and civil rights organizations about the racial profiling of black motorists in Fayetteville, N.C. led the Fayetteville City Council on Tuesday to informally vote to approve a temporary moratorium on consent searches.
During the four-month moratorium, the police department’s policies on searches, data collection and citizen complaints will be reviewed by an outside party, the Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday.
Recent revelations, following a racial discrimination lawsuit, reveal that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency operated a program in which they categorized those they arrested as: “Mexican”, “Other than Mexicans” or “Alien from a Special Interest Country.”