Jangir Sultan, 32 has sued the city of New York after he was allegedly searched 21 times in the subway because of this Middle Eastern appearance. He is actually a New York native of Kashmiri descent.
The occupational therapist alleges that the racial profiling began after the New York Police Department implemented a search program in response to bombings in London in 2005.
Sultan says that, after the 13th search, Sultan started filing complaints with the Civilian Complaint Review Board to document the insistences. He also wrote to the Mayor’s Office, to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and to senators, representatives and City Council.
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Rafflaw and Buddha,
While I’m in agreement with both your comments I would like to call attention to the 800 lb gorilla in the room. Where is the Mayor of NYC, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world? This guy has gotten great press based on his entwinement with the NYC moneyed elite (permanent government) and pretends to be liberal socially. The NYPD, while in many ways laudable, has a long history of ignoring bigotry in its’ midst. While this a problem that needs national attention, the solution is available more easily on a local level. However, the Mayor is a man perceived more by undue reputation, than by actual good governance.
This type of action by the NYC Police is un-American. The new Administration has to grow a pair and start correcting the abuses of our constitutional rights that have gone on for too long.
That’s what’s in store next in “The Land of The (Formerly) Free”.
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