New York, New York (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
Allegations that the Transportation Security Administration’s “behavior detection” program at Boston’s Logan International Airport has led to racial profiling is concerning to David Perecman and New York civil rights lawyers at The Perecman Firm. The program, which was intended to help flag potential terrorists, may be targeting Middle Easterners, blacks, Hispanics and other minorities, reported The New York Times (8/12/12)
The report in The New York Times is based on interviews and internal complaints that the newspaper obtained.
“A behavior detection program is not illegal, but a racial profiling program is, whether it is in Boston or New York,” civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms, said. “Singling out passengers based on factors like nationality, race, religion or ethnicity, real or perceived, is illegal.”
Similar reports of profiling by behavior programs were reported last year at airports in New Jersey and Hawaii, reported The New York Times.
New York civil rights violation attorneys at The Perecman Firm understand the behavior detection program is intended to allow TSA officers to stop, search and question passengers in security lines who appear suspicious. The suspicion is to be based on observations of unusual activity and follow-up conversations with special attention paid to behavioral cues like inconsistencies in responses to questions, lack of eye contact or sweating.
“Praise goes to the brave behavior detection workers who understand that racial profiling is wrong and speak out against it,” said Perecman, a civil rights violation lawyer in New York for over 30 years.
Individuals who believe they have been victims of a New York civil rights violation including racial profiling or discrimination can contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including racial profiling and gender harassment in the workplace. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."