May 12, 2014
The NYPD’s Mistreatment of Muslims, Part II

There’s getting arrested for a minor crime in New York City. And then there’s getting arrested for a minor crime in New York City as a person of Muslim faith or descent. In the latter case, you’re prone to being flagged by detectives seeking new informants, held in custody for extra time, and pressured to spy on your co-religionists. This has nothing to do with your crime and everything to do with your religion.
Technically, you’re free to say no. But for many Muslims in these situations, the requests are uncomfortable, coercive, and often don’t seem voluntary at the time. This is particularly true of immigrants operating in an unfamiliar system.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

The NYPD’s Mistreatment of Muslims, Part II

There’s getting arrested for a minor crime in New York City. And then there’s getting arrested for a minor crime in New York City as a person of Muslim faith or descent. In the latter case, you’re prone to being flagged by detectives seeking new informants, held in custody for extra time, and pressured to spy on your co-religionists. This has nothing to do with your crime and everything to do with your religion.

Technically, you’re free to say no. But for many Muslims in these situations, the requests are uncomfortable, coercive, and often don’t seem voluntary at the time. This is particularly true of immigrants operating in an unfamiliar system.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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