Yesterday, the New York Times featured an online debate between Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, over the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance activities.
CLEAR Project Wins CLEA Excellence Award
May 6, 2013
CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project and its recent report , Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims, received the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Excellence In a Public Interest Case or Project Award.
Professor Ramzi Kassem spoke with WNYC about New York Representative Peter King’s call for increased surveillance of Muslim American communities in the wake of the bombings in Boston, Mass.
Diala Shamas Op-Ed: Muslim Spying Has Real Victims
April 1, 2013
Diala Shamas’s op-ed in today’s New York Daily News describes the impact that 10 years of spying by the New York Police Department has had on Muslim communities in the city.
In an op-ed in Aljazeera, Diala Shamas, a Liman Fellow at the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, and Nermeen Arastu, a volunteer attorney with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), discuss the impact of NYPD surveillance on American Muslims.
March 11, 2013 – American Muslim civil liberties groups released a new report today, Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims, documenting the devastating impacts of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) extensive surveillance program that targeted American Muslims throughout the Northeast and spread outrage throughout the nation.
Prof. Kassem in HuffPost on Zero Dark Thirty Controversy
January 18, 2013
In an article on the Huffington Post, Professor Ramzi Kassem discusses the controversy surrounding the new film Zero Dark Thirty, which “leaves viewers with the false impression that torture led to the killing of Usama bin Laden.”
Prof. Ramzi Kassem in Wall Street Journal on Undercover Stings
January 10, 2013
Prof. Ramzi Kassem talks about the role of undercover stings in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Professor Kassem directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project.
This American Life and AlterNet Feature CUNY CLEAR Project
August 13, 2012
This American Life and AlterNet featured CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) Project.
CLEAR Project Honored By Queens Borough President
July 17, 2012
Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall will honor the CUNY Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project at the Fourth Annual Iftar Program on July 25th, 2012, for its dedication to training Muslim, Arab, and South Asian New Yorkers to know their civil rights.