[Nusrat Jahan] Choudhury, if confirmed, would be the first Muslim woman to serve as a federal judge. She is currently the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois.
“Your record shows that you believe cops are guilty until proven innocent,” [Sen. John Kennedy, R-La.] charged. “Your record shows that if a cop — if a cop shoots a criminal, it’s the cop’s fault, and if a criminal shoots a cop it’s the gun’s fault. I’ve read your record. I’ve read your record … ‘
By Solange Reyner | Thursday, 28 April 2022 05:42 PM
The head of the largest law enforcement fraternal organization in the nation says Nusrat Jahan Choudhury’s nomination to serve as a U.S. district judge in the Eastern District of New York should be rejected based on her “false” statement that “cops kill unarmed Black men in America every single day.”
Choudhury made the statement while participating as a panelist at Princeton University and, this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee verified that she said it.
“She did not deny making this blatantly false claim and stated that she made the statement in her ‘role as an advocate’ to make a ‘rhetorical point,'” National Fraternal Order of Police President Patrick Yoes said in a statement.