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New York City Defends Use Of Muslim Police Informants

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department disbanded a unit that tracked the everyday lives of Muslims, but it has taken a tough stance in a hea...

Matt Sledge

Former NYPD Spokesman Stretches Claim That Demographics Unit Saved Lives | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The NYPD's former spokesman has claimed in his most detailed accounting yet that a shuttered spying squad saved lives. But a closer look a...

NYPD Finally Shuts Down Controversial Surveillance Program That Spied On Muslims

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

The New York Police Department has shut down its controversial Muslim surveillance program. The New York Times reports the decision, announced Tue...

WATCH: How The NYPD Labeled Mosques As Terrorist Organizations

Posted 11.06.2013 | New York

Two years ago, Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman started a series of reports--which would later earn them the Pulitzer Prize-- o...

Islamic Leader's Plea For Less NYPD Surveillance

Newsday | Anthony M. Destefano | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York

A Muslim leader from Brentwood gave an impassioned plea Tuesday for the NYPD to rely more on alliances with his community and less on surveillance act...

NYPD Sued Over Muslim Surveillance Program

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights lawyers say they plan to ask a federal judge to declare the New York Police Department's spying programs directed at Muslim...

NYPD Muslim Informant Told To 'Get Pictures'

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York Police Department detective told a federal judge that he's seen no evidence that one of his informants brought up the subj...

The NYPD'S Intelligence Division: It's Gone Rogue

Len Levitt | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

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.

NYPD Spying On Muslims Accomplished Nothing, Admits NYPD

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 10.21.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — In more than six years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, eavesdropping on conversations and cataloguing mosques, the New York Police...

'What?' Confused 911 Caller Outs NYPD Spying In NJ

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 09.24.2012 | New York

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- He saw something. He said something. And he inadvertently uncovered a secret spying operation that the New York Police Departme...

NJ Muslims Angry After NYPD Surveillance Findings

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 05.25.2012 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. -- Muslim leaders in New Jersey say they are angry but uncertain what their next step will be after the state's attorney general found t...

Will NJ AG Go After NYPD For Spying On Muslims?

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 05.22.2012 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Muslim leaders who attended a March meeting with the state's attorney general say they've been invited back this week for a...

Obama Adviser Praises NYPD For Spying On Muslims, College Students

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 06.20.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser praised the New York Police Department's work Friday, saying the agency has str...

PHOTO: Mosque Uses NYPD Surveillance In New Ad

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 06.05.2012 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. — The leader of a New Jersey mosque that was listed in a secret NYPD surveillance report is using the incident to try and recruit n...

Liberal Groups Decry NYPD Spying On Liberal Groups

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A coalition of politicians and civil rights activists criticized the New York Police Department on Wednesday for monitoring political grou...

We Are All Muslims: A Sikh Response To Islamophobia In The NYPD And Beyond

Sonny Singh | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
Sonny Singh

What is it going to take for Sikhs and Muslims to join together in solidarity against the common enemies of racist harassment and violence, racial and religious profiling, and Islamophobic bigotry?

New Docs Reveal NYPD Focused Specifically On Muslims

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.09.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department collected information on businesses owned by second- and third-generation Americans specifically becau...

Did NYPD Spying On Muslims Violate The Law?

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 02.29.2012 | New York

Last August, the Associated Press launched a series detailing how the New York Police Department has extensively investigated Muslims in New York an...


AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 02.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York's mayor served notice Friday that his police department will do everything in its power to root out terrorists in the U.S., even ...

NYPD: Newark Police Knew We Were Spying On Muslims

AP | By COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS | Posted 02.24.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Officials in three states traded accusations over who knew what about a secret 2007 New York Police Department operation that monitored an...

Commissioner Kelly Admits Involvement With 'The Third Jihad'

Posted 02.02.2012 | New York

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly admitted through a top aide Tuesday that he cooperated with filmmakers of "The Third Jihad"-- a radical anti-Muslim movie,...

WATCH: NYPD Cops Training Included This Anti-Muslim Movie

| Posted 01.24.2012 | New York

By Sonja Sharp MANHATTAN -- A movie about radical Islam was shown to nearly 1,500 NYPD recruits for up to a year of their training, The New York Ti...

Muslims Boycott Bloomberg's Breakfast

AP | Posted 02.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Several Muslim leaders have declined invitations to the mayor's annual year-end interfaith breakfast, saying they're upset at police ...

The NYPD Scandals Of 2011

Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

As tragically demonstrated by the shooting death of Peter Figoski this month, most cops are heroes willing to risk their lives to save the lives of st...

34 Congress Members Call For NYPD-CIA Probe

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON -- More than two dozen members of Congress are calling for investigation into the CIA's relationship with the New York Police Department. ...