The Brennan Center for Justice submitted written comments to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board regarding the Board’s agenda, pursuant to the notice published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2012, at 77 FR 64835.
Liberty and National Security Program Co-Director Faiza Patel testified before the New York City Council Public Safety Committee about the need to establish an inspector general for the New York Police Department.
As part of its effort to keep New York safe from terrorism, the NYPD has vastly expanded its intelligence operations, but not its oversight mechanisms. Our proposal recommends the Department create an independent inspector general to increase oversight—a position New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn recently embraced.
Liberty and National Security Program Co-Director Faiza Patel testified before a House Homeland Security Committee on the impact that the committee's prior hearings on "radicalization" had on the American Muslim community.
The Brennan Center submitted testimony supporting the End Racial Profiling Act (S. 1670) and suggesting that Congress urge the U.S. Department of Justice to amend its Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.