San Francisco Bay Area March 30, 2012
TODAY: SF Unity Prayer & Mass Community Rally
Tell Mayor Ed Lee to Sign the Safe SF Civil Rights Ordinance
Friday, March 30th
Community Rally at 12:30PM
Khutba & Unity Prayer at 1:15PM
Feat. Dr. Hatem Bazian
Civic Center Plaza
1 Dr. B. Carlton Goodlett Place, San Francisco
For additional info., call 415.861.7444 or visit Safe SF
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CAIR Offers Mosques Model Policy on Law Enforcement Outreach
Revelations of intelligence gathering by FBI at 'outreach' events prompts policy suggestions
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 3/29/2012) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is offering mosques and other Muslim institutions a model "Law Enforcement Engagement Policy." The policy comes in the wake of revelations by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that FBI agents have gathered intelligence on constitutionally-protected activities at mosques during community outreach events.
CAIR-CA: FBI's Friendly Visits to Mosques Were for Spying, ACLU Charges
ACLU: Docs Show FBI Using 'Mosque Outreach' for Intelligence Gathering
CAIR also offered questions that community leadership can and should ask of law enforcement agents who are conducting community outreach.
The model policy is intended to ensure that Muslims play an appropriate role in preventing criminal activity in their neighborhoods, while ensuring that congregants are protected from possible abusive law enforcement practices.
"CAIR is committed to upholding longstanding constitutional and legal limits on overly-broad law enforcement efforts that target ethnic or religious minorities," said CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor. "Equally, we believe it is the civic and religious duty of every American Muslim to work with law enforcement to protect our nation."
Saylor added: "President Reagan's signature phrase, 'Trust, but verify,' is an excellent principle for our community's relations with law enforcement. One can never overstate the positive contributions of law enforcement, but we must always remain vigilant for individuals, policies or practices that cross legal or constitutional boundaries."