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Matt Apuzzo And Adam Goldman On How The NYPD Labeled Moques As Terrorist Organizations (VIDEO)

09/06/2013 11:22 am ET | Updated Nov 06, 2013

Two years ago, Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman started a series of reports--which would later earn them the Pulitzer Prize-- on the New York City Police Department's Demographics Unit, a counter-terrorism outfit which had for years been secretly spying on innocent Muslims across the city.

In their book "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden's Final Plot Against America," released this summer, Apuzzo and Goldman reveal how the police department, led by Commissioner Ray Kelly, designated entire mosques as terrorist organizations.

"What was interesting about it, is the [NYPD] did this for years and years and years and years and years, and none of these mosques or organizations were ever charged with being a terrorism enterprise," Goldman told HuffPost Live Thursday.

Watch the clip above to hear Apuzzo and Goldman discuss the NYPD's extensive spying tactics, and how the surveillance program should bother people on "both ends of the political spectrum."

You can watch the full 25-minute segment here.

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