Civil Rights

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Community Leaders Call for Transparency in SFPD-FBI Collaboration

Arab American, Muslim and South Asian community leaders are urging Mayor Ed Lee to approve an ordinance that they believe could re-establish trust between their communities and the San Francisco Police Department.

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NYPD Muslim Spy Scandal Grows With Newly Revealed Plan to Target Shiite Mosques

New revelations have emerged about the New York City Police Department’s secret program to spy on Muslim communities.

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The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and the FBI are keeping secrets.

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San Francisco Prosecutor Disciplined Over 'Misguided Attempt at Humor'

A veteran prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office has been disciplined after imitating Middle Easterners in an effort to demonstrate search procedures.

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FBI Tracking Device Found on Another Arab American

After last week’s discovery that the FBI had placed a tracking device on an Arab-American 20 year old college student, Yasir Afifi, news has come out to suggest that Afifi is not alone.

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Call for an End to Discrimination

Arabs, Muslims, Central and South Asians from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area say they are fed up with being discriminated against because of their religion or appearance.

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Passing The Torch Of Police Brutality

I got my first car when I was 18. “Now when you get pulled over, it’s a serious thing,” my dad said to me before he handed me the keys to a brown Toyota Celica. “You keep your hands on the wheel if you get stopped. Move slowly. If you are going to reach for anything like a wallet you tell him what you are going to do and do it slow. If you move too fast they will kill you."