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Fighting Surveillance of American Muslims: The CLEAR Project

December 16, 2013

Imagine you’re about to walk out of your home to head to work. But as you open the door, you see someone waiting for you who claims to be a law enforcement agent.

The Nation: Diala Shamas on FBI Surveillance of Muslims

November 1, 2013

In The Nation magazine, Diala Shamas discusses the similarities between the surveillance on American Muslims by both the New York Police Department and the FBI.

The Next Homeland Security Director: Weighing in on the Choices

July 23, 2013

In an online debate in The New York Times, CUNY Law’s Diala Shamas responds to an op-ed piece which looks at why President Obama should name New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly as the next Homeland Security Director.

ACLU, NYCLU and CLEAR Project Challenge NYPD Muslim Surveillance

June 19, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project of Main Street Legal Services, Inc. at CUNY School of Law, are bringing a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers.

Online Debate in NYTimes on Government Surveillance Cites CLEAR Report

June 11, 2013

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.

Prof. Kassem Speaks to WNYC on Surveillance of Muslim Communities

April 24, 2013

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.

Diala Shamas on the Impact of Surveillance on American Muslims in Aljzaeera Op-Ed

March 14, 2013

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.

CLEAR Project Issues Report on Impact of NYPD Surveillance on American Muslims

March 11, 2013

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.