ACTION ALERT: Urge NYPD to Stop 'Baiting' Muslims

A recent report published by the Associated Press revealed an NYPD informant's admission of his role to 'bait' innocent Muslims into saying inflamatory things.

 

 

NYPD Informant: "NYPD paid me to 'bait' Muslims" 

 

We cannot stand by and watch more young Muslims being manipulated by the NYPD to violate the trust of our own communities. These policies are damaging to our communities and our elected officials must address these urgent concerns. 

 

ACT NOW & JOIN CAIR-NY CALLS TO REFORM THE NYPD

CAIR-NY has been working with the Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition (MACLC) and Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) to pass the “Community Safety Act,” a package of 4 bills (Intro. 799, 800, 801, & 881) that would strengthen protections for minority communities and institute an independent Inspector General to exercise oversight over the NYPD.

A majority of City Council members have already signed on to support the “Community Safety Act”, even as Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD are resisting calls for change. But we still need more Council members to sign on to override the Mayor’s veto. The following Council members have not signed on to support the Community Safety Act.

  1. Support the Community Safety Act.
  2. I am very concerned with the latest AP reports revealing the NYPD's use of informants to 'bait' Muslims.
  3. The damaging effectes of mass surveillance and discriminatory policing will not be addressed without reforming the NYPD.
  4. We need legal safeguards, accountability, and oversight of the NYPD in order to protect all our communities.

FIND CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS & CONTACT INFO HERE:

http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml

 

MANHATTAN:

Christine Quinn, Speaker of the City Council

QUEENS:

Peter Koo

Mark Weprin

Eric Ulrich

Elizabeth Crowley

James Gennaro

Peter Vallone, Jr., Chairman of the Public Safety Committee

BROOKLYN:

Erik Martin Dilan

Lewis Fidler

Darlene Mealy

Michael Nelson

Vincent Gentile

Domenic Recchia, Jr.

BRONX:

Joel Rivera

James Vacca

STATEN ISLAND:

Vincent Ignizio

James Oddo

After you call and e-mail, make sure your friends and family do too. If you have further questions, please contact CAIR-NY Advocacy Director Cyrus McGoldrick at 212-870-2002, or cmcgoldrick@cair.com.

 

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