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H.Res. 651: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the illicit ethnic and religious profiling and surveillance of Muslim American communities by the New York Police... Read More

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This resolution was introduced on May 10, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the illicit ethnic and religious profiling and surveillance of Muslim American communities by the New York Police Department.

Whereas the First Amendment of the Constitution ensures freedom of speech, religion, and assembly; Whereas the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects from unreasonable searches and seizures; Whereas the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the equal protection of the laws to all people regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or national origin; Whereas, in August 2011, press reports revealed the New York City Police Department engaged in extensive surveillance and investigation of individuals and groups in the Muslim community based upon their religion, race, ethnicity, and national origin, and without a reasonable, articulable basis to suspect that the individual or group has engaged in or is about to engage in unlawful conduct; Whereas the New York City Police Department engaged in unreasonable, suspicion- less surveillance and investigations of mosques, college campuses, restaurants, businesses, and individuals without evidence of wrongdoing or criminality; Whereas the New York City Police Department documented and retained information about the First Amendment-protected activities of individuals and groups surveyed or investigated in these intelligence operations; Whereas according to these reports and information now made available to the public, the New York City Police Department conducted operations well beyond its jurisdiction in other municipalities in New York and other States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and which may be ongoing; Whereas the unreasonable suspicion-less surveillance and investigation of...

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 651: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the illicit ethnic and religious profiling and surveillance of Muslim American communities by the New York Police Department.

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