H.Res. 651 (112th): 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.

Introduced:
May 10, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Rush Holt
Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 10, 2012
Length
4 pages
 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced May 10, 2012
Referred to Committee May 10, 2012
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
11 cosponsors (11D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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5/10/2012--Introduced.
Condemns unjustified surveillance and unlawful profiling of Muslim American communities by the New York Police Department (NYPD).
Demands that the NYPD cease and desist any such warrantless surveillance activities within the United States and purge its intelligence databases.
Urges the Department of Justice (DOJ) to immediately investigate whether the NYPD's action violated the Constitution or any federal law, and whether any federal agency facilitated any profiling or surveillance conducted by the NYPD against members of the Muslim American community in violation of the Constitution or any federal law.

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