Saturday, January 28, 2012

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution – part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.

According to documents uncovered by the Brennan Center, the NYPD showed a virulently anti-Muslim film to nearly 1,500 officers during its training curriculum, reportsThe New York Times. When the story first broke in January 2011 the NYPD said the film, "The Third Jihad," was shown only a "couple of times." "The NYPD plays a vital role in protecting all New Yorkers from terrorism. These documents raise important questions. They show the need for oversight of these activities," said the Brennan Center. Read all the documents here. Read the New York Timesfollow-up story and editorial.