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Matt Sledge

Judges Press New York On Muslim Surveillance | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Imam Abdul Muhammad said attendance at his Newark, New Jersey, mosque dropped by half. Farhaj Hassan said he feared for his position i...

Surveillance Should Be Top Priority for New NYPD Inspector General

Michael Price | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Michael Price

During his first few months, the NYPD IG will face a number of challenges. Once staffed, the success of the office will likely depend on how it can balance its many obligations with the need to make progress on the urgent and persistent problems that led to its creation.

NYPD Goes Rogue Yet Again

Haris Tarin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Haris Tarin

One thing is apparent, partnership and building trust works, yet the NYPD cannot have it both ways, they either choose communities as partners or suspects.

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...

Profiling Should End

James Zogby | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

The use of racial, ethnic and religious profiling by law enforcement is un-American and should end. Targeting people for what they look like or because of their group characteristics is discrimination at its worst and a poor excuse for law enforcement.

NYPD Spying Ruling 'Legitimizes Discrimination'

Posted 02.27.2014 | Crime

A judge's ruling affirming the New York Police Department's right to spy on Muslim communities in New Jersey has drawn fire from several groups, inclu...

Matt Sledge

Judge Orders NYPD To Begin Turning Over Muslim Spying Documents | 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 Forced To Produce Muslim Surveillance Records | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.26.2013 | New York

A federal judge ruled on Friday that targets of the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims can probe the department's files. Brooklyn U.S. District Judge P...

Matt Sledge

Cops Can Spy On Peaceful Muslim Americans, City Lawyer Asserts | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Undercover NYPD officers should be allowed to record peaceful conversations between Muslim Americans talking politics because of the "curr...

Michael Calderone

AP Reporters Who Exposed NYPD's Muslim Surveillance Reveal New Secrets | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.03.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON –- Don’t get Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman started on the lack of transparency in the New York Police Departm...

The NYPD's Secrecy Weapon

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 10.02.2013 | New York

By Jeff Morganteen, The New York World Richard Rosario had almost run out of options before his lawyers turned to the Exoneration Initiative ne...

Did The NYPD Entrap An Autistic Teenager Into Terror Charges?

AP | FRANK ELTMAN and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 07.12.2013 | New York

BAY SHORE, N.Y. -- A young New York man caught boarding a plane on his way to Yemen to fight with an al-Qaida affiliate is a mixed-up teenager who was...

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...

Former Cop Talks NYPD's Psychological Warfare Against Muslims | Posted 03.13.2013 | New York

Former NYPD Detective Marq Claxton joins Ahmed to discuss the NYPD's surveillance program and NYPD Commisioner Ray Kelly....

Matt Sledge

Ray Kelly Won't Say If He'll Read 'Mapping Muslims' | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Police Commissioner Ray Kelly dodged a question about whether he'll read a critical report on the New York Police Department's Muslim surv...

Matt Sledge

New Report Reveals 'Disturbing Impacts' Of NYPD's Muslim Spying Program | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A coalition of Muslim groups delivered a new report on the NYPD's surveillance program to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's doorstep on Mond...

Lawyers Go After NYPD Muslim Spying

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Civil rights lawyers urged a judge Monday to stop the New York Police Department from routinely observing Muslims in restaurants, bookstor...

Matt Sledge

Latest Legal Filing In NYPD Muslim Spying Lawsuit | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- "I'm laughing. I'm laughing on the phone right now," said Syed Farhaj Hassan. "That's hysterical." That's how Hassan reacted when he he...

NYPD Seeks To Dismiss Lawsuit Alleging Department Illegally Spied On Muslims

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 02.06.2013 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. — Lawyers for New York City on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by New Jersey Muslims over its police-run su...

AG Visits Mosque Listed In Secret NYPD Report

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 12.01.2012 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa quietly visited a Newark mosque Friday that had been listed in a secret report by the New Y...

Informant: NYPD Paid Me To 'Bait' Muslims

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 12.23.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A paid informant for the New York Police Department's intelligence unit was under orders to "bait" Muslims into saying inflammatory t...