Judge rejects settlement in case of NYPD spying on Muslims

Posted by | November 1, 2016 19:27 | Filed under: Religion

The judge says the settlement doesn’t provide enough oversight.

In January, Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, agreed to appoint a civilian lawyer to monitor the department’s counterterrorism activities as a means of settling two lawsuits accusing the city of violating the rights of Muslims over the past decade.

But the judge, Charles S. Haight Jr., in an opinion published on Monday, said the settlement did not go far enough for an agency that had become “accustomed to disregarding” court orders.

“The proposed role and powers of the civilian representative,” Judge Haight wrote, “do not furnish sufficient protection from potential violations of the constitutional rights of those law-abiding Muslims and believers in Islam who live, move and have their being in this city.”

The decision means lawyers for both sides will have to negotiate changes to the settlement or fight the lawsuit in court. Jethro Eisenstein, a civil rights lawyer in the case, said he and his colleagues planned to discuss the ruling with city lawyers.

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One response to Judge rejects settlement in case of NYPD spying on Muslims

  1. granpa.usthai November 1st, 2016 at 22:59

    hows about also advising them of their US Constitutional Right to keep and bear arms, and NOBODY – not even the republiCON criminal syndicate enforcement arm of criminal thugs has the power or legal right to infringe on it!

    PS: go NUCLEAR.

    Russia has a 50 kilo ton NUCLEAR Arm that can absolutely guarantee you will not be harassed, intimidated, threatened or attacked by any republiCON backed militia thugs even when they are openly backed and protected by comely’s republiCON criminal thugs!

    it’s YOU RIGHT as an American and a human being – don’t let these lawless godless republiCON criminals take it away!

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