NYPD Disbands Muslim Surveillance Program

Watching terrorists make their plans is a violation of their civil rights!
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On April 15th the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced that its Muslim surveillance unit had been disbanded.

The surveillance unit came “under fire by community activists who accused the department of abusing civil rights.”

According to the Associated Press, the surveillance unit “relied on plainclothes officers to eavesdrop on people in bookstores, restaurants, and mosques.”

Starting in 2011, “the AP documented that police had systematically spied on Muslim neighborhoods, listened in on sermons, infiltrated colleges, and photographed law-abiding citizens as part of a broad effort to watch communities where terror cells might operate.”

This documentation came in a series of reports that “stirred debate over whether the NYPD was infringing on the civil rights of Muslims and illegally engaging in religious and ethnic profiling.”



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