Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NYPD Muslims

  • NEW YORK — The mayor faced off with the president of Yale University on Tuesday over an effort by the citys police department to monitor Muslim student groups for any signs that their members harbored terrorist sympathies.
  • (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • For months in mid-2007, plainclothes officers from the NYPDs Demographics Units fanned out across Newark, taking pictures and eavesdropping on conversations inside businesses owned or frequented by Muslims.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • NEWARK — Americans living and working in Newark were subjected to surveillance as part of the New York Police Departments effort to build databases of where Muslims work, shop and pray.
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  • Yale President Richard Levin (left) and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg is facing off with Yale University over efforts by the NYPD to monitor Muslim student groups.
  • (Times of India)
  • (Boston Herald)
  • Mayor Bloomberg said that the New York Police Department had a duty to keep this country safe after the force was criticised for mounting surveillance operations beyond the citys borders, even compiling dossiers on Muslims in other states.
  • (Daily Telegraph)
  • (NECN: Brian Burnell) - I feel extremely afraid, said Muslim student Wazhma Sadat. Wherever I go I just feel like eyes are looking at me.  When I send emails to my family I just feel like they are being screened or something.
  • (NECN)
  • NEW HAVEN — A Muslim advocacy organization is demanding a probe into allegations that the New York City Police Department "spied" on Muslim students at Yale University.
  • (Register Citizen)
  • Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Yale University President Richard Levin expressed outrage over revelations that the New York Police Department used cyber surveillance and other tactics to monitor Muslim student associations throughout the Northeast.
  • (Businessweek)

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