|Having trouble viewing this email? Click here|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAIR Seeks 'Independent and Thorough' Probe
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/3/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for an "independent and thorough" investigation into the fatal shooting of Usaama Rahim by Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) agents in Boston yesterday.
Usaama Rahim, 26, was shot Tuesday morning outside of a Boston CVS store. Conflicting reports have emerged as to why he was approached by the agents and how he was shot. Surveillance video of the encounter and additional details have not yet been released.
In a statement, CAIR National Civil Rights Litigation Director Jenifer Wicks said:
Wicks noted that this incident comes just days after CAIR's Los Angeles chapter raised questions about Long Beach, Calif., police killing of 20-year old Feras Mourad. It also comes in the wake of a recent report that more than 550 law-enforcement killings were not included in FBI statistics between 2007 and 2012.
CAIR is the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
- END ?
CONTACT: CAIR National Civil Rights Litigation Director Jenifer Wicks, 202-640-4934, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, Email: email@example.com
453 New Jersey Ave, S.E., Washington, D.C., 20003
Council on American-Islamic Relations Copyright ? 2015. All rights reserved.