Muslim surveillance

New rules governing police surveillance can be traced from 9/11 all the way back to the Black Panthers 50 years ago.
“The idea that the NYPD surveilled Muslims in just a few mosques with court approval is a fantasy,” said Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates.
The settlement over NYPD spying on Muslim New Yorkers seeks to resolve concerns that led a judge to reject the original settlement in October.
Judge Charles Haight found the settlement would not sufficiently protect New Yorkers' civil liberties.
An appellate court accepted the NYPD's Cold War-era excuse for not releasing information.
It appears Cruz is bummed those "New York Values" he loves so much no longer include overtly unconstitutional racial profiling of Muslims.
The lawsuit asserts that the FBI violated the plaintiffs' First Amendment right not to become an informant, and that the No Fly List is itself a violation of the Constitution.
"The motive for the program was not solely to discriminate against Muslims, but to find Muslim terrorists hiding among the ordinary, law-abiding Muslims," a federal judge ruled.
We've culled a few of the yarns that remain stuck in our blog craws so that you can while away the remaining hours of the year learning something about your city and yourself
Yeah, the NYPD doesn't need an Inspector General.
A state judge has denied a lawsuit seeking to compel the NYPD under the Freedom of Information Law to turn over data relating to its counterterrorism surveillance since September 11, 2001.
19-year-old Shamiur Rahman, a Queens native of Bengali descent, says he was approached by a plainclothes officer and asked to gather information and photographs as part of a strategy called "create and capture."
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