Council on American-Islamic Relations
Muslim groups will gather at a Brooklyn mosque where they claim worshipers are being harassed.
The NYPD said Tuesday it had disbanded the surveillance program and that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the division.
The NYPD has disbanded a unit that drew widespread criticism for reports that it conducted broad surveillance on Muslim neighborhoods.
Muslim groups are planning a march to NYPD headquarters Friday afternoon to protest what they say is police spying on their community.
The Associated Press said that the police department, with “unprecedented” help from the CIA, “dispatched undercover officers, known as ‘rakers,’ into minority neighborhoods as part of a human mapping program.”
Muhammed Khalil said that a DYFS worker unleashed a barrage of insults at him in a crowded Paterson restaurant and said he would never get his son.
Speaking to 1010 WINS and WCBS 880 Sunday, Rep. Peter King said that leaders of Muslim communities in the United States needed to be more cooperative with law enforcement.
Prosecutors dropped their case against Eddie Crespo this week after a grand jury declined to indict him on any charges in the December 8 incident.
Two men attacked a Muslim religious leader in a hate-fueled assault in a subway station, with one hurling slurs along with a fist, prosecutors and Muslim advocates said Thursday.