About te Autors
The Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition (MACLC)
is a Ne York-based coalition of citizens,community and fait leaders, organizers, adocates, attorneys, and organizations. MACLC aims to gieoice to absent perspecties on issues of national security, counterterrorism, la enforcement, andciil rigts, especially as tey impact Muslim communities in post-9/11 Ne York City. MACLC firstformed in response to te publication of te Ne York City Police Department’s policy report entitled
“Radicalization In The West: The Homegrown Threat.”
Te group aimed to engage te NYPD in aconstructie dialogue to callenge te report’s false assumptions and armful conclusions. MACLCmet on tree occasions it Commissioner Raymond Kelly and te autors of te NYPD Report,Mitc Silber and Arin Batt, to register concerns and delineate flas itin te NYPD Report. Inresponse to MACLC’s efforts, te Department only issued a clarification but did not disao tereport’s findings. Te 2012 reporting on te NYPD sureillance program as essentially confirmedat MACLC ad arned about in 2007 and 2008, and as led MACLC to join community leaders,elected officials, and oter ciil rigts groups in calls for oersigt, accountability and transparency.MACLC as also continued to seek to constructiely engage it te NYPD. To tat end, te Coalitionas issued an initation to Commissioner Kelly to a ton-all meeting to allo im to ear Muslimcommunities’ concerns it suspicionless sureillance. To date, tat initation as been ignored.
The Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR)
project is oused at MainStreet Legal Serices, Inc., te clinical arm of te CUNY Scool of La. CLEAR primarily aims to addresste legal needs of Muslim, Arab, Sout Asian, and oter communities in te Ne York City areatat are particularly affected by national security and counterterrorism policies and practices. Ourork is defined by our relationsips it communities and grassroots organizations ose membersis to sape and respond to national security and counterterrorism policies and practices affectingtem. CLEAR’s community-oriented approac combines free legal representation it oter sericesdirected at satisfying te fuller range of community concerns.
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
, founded in 1974, is a nationalorganization tat protects and promotes te ciil rigts of Asian Americans. By combining litigation,adocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF orks it Asian American communities across tecountry to secure uman rigts for all. AALDEF focuses on critical issues affecting Asian Americans,including immigrant rigts, ciic participation and oting rigts, economic justice for orkers, languageaccess to serices, affirmatie action, educational equity, ousing and enironmental justice, and teelimination of anti-Asian iolence, police misconduct, and uman trafficking.Inquiries sould be addressed to:Te Creating La Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) ProjectCUNY Scool of La2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101-4356t: 718.340.4533 |f:.email@example.com© CLEAR Project, AALDEF, and MACLC