nypd spying on mosques

According to a confidential NYPD document, the Arab American Association was among those organizations the police wanted
In light of the recent news that the NYPD has been spying on mosques, Arab American Association Director Linda Sarsour weighed
Linda Sarsour joins Ahmed to share her outrage at the NYPD spying scandal.
"We're going to determine if this technology, which allows the police to watch almost every New Yorker's move, is safeguarded
"All Americans should be concerned," he said. "The policing that's going on now encourages mistrust or distrust within the
Call it a cri de coeur, a collective cry of the heart, from voices rarely heard -- the city's Muslim community, pushing back for the first time against the NYPD's secret spying on them for the past decade.
The NYPD has violated a longstanding court order in its pervasive spying on Muslims and lied about it, according to papers to be filed today in federal court.
Ray Kelly was at his misleading best at the 92nd Street YMHA last week in trashing the Associated Press' Pulitzer prize-winning series about the New York City Police Department's widespread and pervasive spying on Muslims.
Newly obtained NYPD documents, prepared in 2003 and 2004, provide an insight into how the Intelligence Division operated in the aftermath after 9/11 as it sought to protect the city against another terrorist attack.
So the NYPD's Demographics Unit never produced a single lead to a terrorist plot in the last six years and probably not in its entire decade-long existence.
The same Islamic cleric was investigated for terrorist-related activities twice -- six years apart - apparently because the NYPD's Intelligence Division and the FBI don't talk to each other.
Last we heard, this was still the United States of America. Maybe that's why an inspector general is not a bad idea.
This Sunday, on Father's Day, I will be marching with tens of thousands of other New Yorkers to call for reform of stop-and-frisk. We cannot accept a New York where people are subject to civil liberties violations based on the color of their skin.
This Tuesday when medals are given to 42 officers, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is recognizing the department's Intelligence Division and the office of Deputy Commissioner for Public Information. These units have been other than heroic.
No good can come from criticizing a Pulitzer Prize-winning series. Mitchell Silber, the just departed NYPD civilian director of "Intel Analysis" is living proof.
The truth matters. That's why I am working with my colleague Jumaane Williams, the Brennan Center for Justice, and other groups on legislation to establish an NYPD Inspector General.
So long as the police engage in systemic racial profiling and attendant criminal punishments, community outreach is futile, as well as disingenuous.
For more, read the full report here: Only two of the 20 offenders received terrorism training abroad, compared to eight in
On the day the city's Muslims staged their first organized protest against the NYPD's secret and pervasive spying on their communities, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly denied the obvious.
“Terrorism and national security issues are among the missions of the Washington investigative team, and we have been given