May 23, 2013
NYPD’s Muslim Spying Program Is Halted in N.J.
Posted on Sep 6, 2012
New Jersey’s attorney general has assured a group of Muslim leaders that a New York City police unit that had surveilled Muslims in the Garden State is no longer operating there.
Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa had met with the Muslim leaders and police officials on Wednesday.
The New York Police Department spying operation, which has been doggedly investigated by The Associated Press, was launched in the wake of 9/11 and used race, religion and ethnicity to create a catalog of Muslim neighborhoods, businesses and mosques. The program is notorious for not having produced a single lead or case involving terrorism.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly have defended the program all along. A lawsuit filed against the NYPD related to its activities is still awaiting hearing in the courts.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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