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Matt Sledge

NYPD Can't Find Rules For Special 'Secret' Stamp

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The New York City Police Department has been stamping documents "secret." But the department claims it has no information about what the m...

Matt Sledge

Judge Orders NYPD To Begin Turning Over Muslim Spying Documents

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.30.2014 | New York

A federal judge has ordered New York City to begin a process to hand over investigative documents from the New York Police Department's surveillance o...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Cites Controversial Theory To Keep 'Covert' Muslim Surveillance Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York

The New York City Police Department is invoking a concept frequently employed by intelligence agencies like the FBI and CIA to deny a request for fina...

Matt Sledge

NYPD's 'Secret' Label Is Hiding Something

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Since at least 2003, the New York Police Department has been labeling some of its internal documents "Secret," a designation that has baff...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Official Lashes Out At FBI Over Failed Terrorist Plot

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.11.2013 | New York

The chief of the NYPD's controversial Intelligence Division lashed out at the FBI this week, criticizing the agency's response to a 2009 al Qaeda atte...

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.

How The 'Bigger Than The FBI' NYPD Overstated Their Counterterrorism Record

Posted 07.10.2012 | New York

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica The NYPD is regularly held up as one of the most sophisticated and significant counterterrorism operations in the countr...

A Stronger NYPD, a Safer New York

Brad Lander | Posted 08.15.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

This Sunday, on Father's Day, I will be marching with tens of thousands of other New Yorkers to call for reform of stop-and-frisk. We cannot accept a New York where people are subject to civil liberties violations based on the color of their skin.

Medals Are for Heroes

Len Levitt | Posted 08.11.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

This Tuesday when medals are given to 42 officers, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is recognizing the department's Intelligence Division and the office of Deputy Commissioner for Public Information. These units have been other than heroic.

Intelligence Division: Yet Again, Bending the Rules

Len Levitt | Posted 07.07.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

According to WNYC, Intel detectives arrested half a dozen Occupy Wall Street protestors on old warrants for minor violations to question them about their May Day demonstrations, which were expected to shut down key areas of the city.

Terror Expert Says New York Could Be Iran's Number One Target

Posted 02.15.2012 | New York

As tensions continue to rise in the Middle East, there are increasing concerns over a potential attack by Iran and some experts believe New York City ...

NYPD Accused Of Having 'Secret List' Barring Blacks From Promotion

Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

The NYCLU has filed a federal complaint accusing the NYPD of having a "secret list" barring black officers from being promoted within the department's...

The NYPD: Making the FBI Look Good

Faiza Patel | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York
Faiza Patel

While we are all grateful to the NYPD for its work in protecting the city, that doesn't mean the Intelligence Division should operate without oversight and ride roughshod.

We Must Reform the NYPD Intelligence/Surveillance Program to Preserve Civil Liberties and Public Safety

Brad Lander | Posted 01.21.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

Because the NYPD has decided NYC requires an intelligence-gathering division on par with federal intelligence agencies, the City also needs a framework for appropriate oversight that is on par with the federal level.

Hard Questions About Terror

Len Levitt | Posted 12.10.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

For first time since 9/11, some elected officials had the courage to grill Police Commissioner Ray Kelly about his secretive anti-terrorism policies. Surprise, surprise, those officials did not include Mayor Bloomberg.

Targeting Muslims: Does Anyone Care?

Len Levitt | Posted 11.27.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

It seems no exaggeration to say that the NYPD has infiltrated every level of Muslim life in NYC. Where's the outrage? Where's the concern? Where's the lawsuit?

9/11: Survival Comes First

Len Levitt | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Ten years later, the terror has become a low-grade, chronic fear that New Yorkers live with. Fear has made normally cynical New Yorkers more accepting of authority, especially law enforcement authority.

Matt Sledge

NYPD's Cooperation With CIA Lacks Effective Oversight, Civil Liberties Groups Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.31.2011 | New York

Last week the Associated Press came out with an explosive -- or "underwhelming," depending on your point of view -- article about the NYPD's collabora...

Where Is Mariem Megalla Now?

Anthony Papa | Posted 07.27.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

The public has a right to know the outcome of this investigation. There's a possibility that thousands of people's lives were adversely affected by Megalla's actions, and the absence of any real information after an entire year is suspicious.

Counterterror NYC Ignores Inconvenient Truths

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Counterterror NYC, a National Geographic special, blindly and uncritically endorsed NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly's high-tech approach to fighting terrorism. It failed to address Kelly's fatal flaw: his ego.

Ray Kelly: Controlling From the Grave

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

True, it's important to have a succession plan in place for a catastrophe. But why is Ray Kelly writing an obituary to himself and memorializing his successors in roles that will never happen?

Did NYPD Intel Recruit a Criminal?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

In its rush to recruit an undercover officer to spy on terrorists, the NYPD failed to properly vet a cop now accused in the million-dollar New Jersey perfume heist.

A Failure to Communicate

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

There is more cause for concern about the NYPD's Lone Cowboy behavior the more we learn about its dealings with the Queens imam who jeopardized the investigation into the subway bombing plot.

Why the NYPD's Ray Kelly is America's Top Cop

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Amore

In the annals of American law enforcement, no one's achievements and innovations can match those of Raymond W. Kelly, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department. Simply put, he's the best cop in U.S. history.

Branding "Intel"

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

After retiring from the NYPD and 15 months in Iraq, "conducting human intelligence," Sgt. Chris Strom settled down in Virginia and opened Intel Investigations. Then he heard from Intel's lawyer.