CAIR-NJ Welcomes Charges Against Two Paterson Police Officers for Assaulting Victim and Filing False Police Report  

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Charges Against Two Paterson Police Officers for Assaulting Victim and Filing False Police Report 

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 4/27/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the U.S. Attorney’s charges against two Paterson Police Officers for assaulting Osamah Alsaidi and filing a falsified police report on the incident in December of 2020.

Two Paterson Police Officers are facing civil rights and obstruction of justice charges for allegedly assaulting a victim in Paterson and then lying about it, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Paterson Police Officers Kevin Patino, 29, of Paterson New Jersey, and Kendry Tineo-Restituyo, 28, also of Paterson, New Jersey are both charged by complaint with depriving a victim of his Constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by law enforcement officers and with filing a false police report.

The defendants are scheduled to appear by videoconference this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge André M. Espinosa.

 

SEE: Two Paterson Police Officers Charged with Assaulting Victim and Filing False Police Report 

https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/two-paterson-police-officers-charged-assaulting-victim-and-filing-false-police-report

SEE COMPLAINT: https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/criminalcomplaint.pdf

SEE:  Video: CAIR-New Jersey Calls for Firing of Two Officers for Assaulting an Arab-American Youth  

https://nj.cair.com/video-cair-new-jersey-calls-for-firing-of-two-officers-for-assaulting-an-arab-american-youth/

SEE: Head Injuries 

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In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksutsaid:

“We welcome the U.S. Attorney’s prosecution of these civil rights violations and hope they will work to ensure justice is served for Osamah Alsaidi.   

“This is a step toward justice, but we will not be satisfied until both officers are tried and convicted for their alleged crimes. No one is above the law. We will continue to hold police officers accountable for their abuse of power.” 

 

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119, smaksut@cair.com

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Apology from Edison BOE VP for Anti-Muslim Postings   

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Apology from Edison BOE VP for Anti-Muslim Postings   

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 4/1/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the apology from Edison School Board vice president Mohin Patel for his anti-Muslim Facebook postings.

On March 9, Patel shared on Facebook a picture of a bonfire with photographs of five individuals and the flag of Pakistan. A separate post featured a comic that showed a Muslim man asking a Buddhist monk “why do you pray to a rock” before showing the man praying to the Kaaba in Mecca.

 

SEE PUBLIC APOLOGY LETTER:  

https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Apology.pdf

SEE ALSO: Mohin Patel made anti-Muslim, anti-media Facebook posts 

https://newjerseyglobe.com/local/mohin-patel-made-anti-muslim-anti-media-facebook-posts/

 

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut said:

“We welcome Mr. Patel’s apology letter for his anti-Muslim Facebook posts. Such postings should never be tolerated from local leaders. Edison is a rich and diverse community, and its leaders should work to create an inclusive environment welcoming of its Muslim residents.” 

Maksut also expressed concern over a racist 2017 mailer that urged residents to “Make Edison Great Again” and warned “the Chinese and Indians are taking over our town.” He echoed others in calling for the state prosecutors to identify the culprits behind what has become a 40-month-old cold case.

 

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119, smaksut@cair.com

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