Action continues on remaining lawsuit against NYC police surveillance of North Jersey Muslims

January 15, 2016
New Jersey Record

Muslims are duly noting New York City’s recent settlement of two high-profile civil rights lawsuits challenging the city’s police surveillance in North Jersey, but a similar suit in New Jersey will continue to play out in court.

In a court filing Friday, the de Blasio administration maintained that it did not violate the constitutional rights of Muslims in New Jersey when its police monitored their neighborhoods, businesses, college groups and houses of worship. Lawyers asked the U.S. District Court to dismiss a 2012 lawsuit filed by Muslim Advocates and the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of New Jersey business owners, students and a decorated Iraq war veteran who claimed they had been harmed by the surveillance. ...

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January 21, 2016