ADC to NYPD Police Chief Kelly: Resign Immediately

Washington, DC | | January 26, 2012 – This morning the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) called on New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Ray Kelly, and Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne to immediately resign from their respective positions. Commissioner Kelly and his Deputy recently admitted to taking part in the filming and production of the “Third Jihad” – a blatantly bigoted and hate-filled film vilifying the American-Muslim community. Commissioner Kelly and his Deputy had recently lied to community members by denying any involvement in the film. The decision to take part in the film, as well as show the film to nearly 1,500 NYPD cadets raises serious concerns about Kelly’s ability to serve and protect minority groups in New York City.

Commissioner Kelly has engaged the NYPD in programs that have no regards for civil rights and liberties. Practices such as data mapping of the American-Muslim community in New York, extens