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Nypd Surveillance

The NYPD Has Secretly Been Spying On Cell Phones Since 2008

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

The New York Police Department has secretly tracked cell phones more than 1,000 times between 2008 and 2015, documents obtained by the New York Civil ...

Is NYPD Crossing The Line, Again, In Its Black Lives Matter Surveillance?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The New York City Police Department's involvement in the surveillance of Black Lives Matter activists, as revealed this week by The Interc...

Muslim Students Fearful For Future In Wake Of NYPD Surveillance

Religion News Service | Andy Urban | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion

(RNS) There are Rutgers students and graduates whose futures are in jeopardy because they were placed under surveillance by the NYPD — operating out...

Rep. Peter King Is Wrong: Spying Based on Faith Fails to Keep Our Communities Safe

Farhana Khera | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Farhana Khera

Singling out American Muslims for blanket surveillance does not make our nation safer. Spying based on race, ethnicity or religion has failed to identify criminal activity while undermining the very trust between American Muslims and law enforcement that is needed to fight real threats.

Matt Sledge

New Jersey Muslims Say De Blasio's Defense Of NYPD Surveillance Is 'Truly Troubling' | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New Jersey Muslims suing over New York Police Department surveillance called the city's defense of the program under Mayor Bill de Blasio ...

Matt Sledge

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

NYPD Oversight Board Still Sits On Sidelines Despite Controversial Police Spying | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.14.2014 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Bill de Blasio made headlines in March when he appointed the first inspector general for the New York City Police Department. But a ...

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.

Confessions of a Former Muslim Students Association Board Member

Atif Choudhury | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Atif Choudhury

Categorically bugging all mosques and "infiltrating" MSAs might be the quick and easy option for our government to show us that it is "doing something" to combat terror, but is it really the most optimal method for serious law enforcement?

Matt Sledge

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

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...

Matt Sledge

New York City: Muslim Surveillance Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly have responded to a lawsuit seeking to halt the department's Muslim surveill...

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...

GOP Mayoral Candidates OK With Drones In NYC

Posted 04.24.2013 | New York

New York City's three Republican mayoral candidates endorsed the use of surveillance drones in New York City Tuesday night, The New York Post reports....

Kelly Speaks Out Against NYPD Inspector General Plan

Posted 03.27.2013 | New York

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly had harsh words Tuesday for a plan, backed by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, to create an office of the NYPD insp...

Matt Sledge

The NYPD Is Watching: Cameras Will Be Able To Track Every Car Entering Manhattan | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The ring of steel is expanding. New York City Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced a "major project" at a budget hear...

WATCH: Subversive Artist Explains NYPD 'Drone' Posters

Posted 09.24.2012 | New York

While the NYPD is preoccupied with fingerprinting those fake NYPD posters spotted at kiosks across the city recently, the artist behind the subversive...

Has The NYPD Gone 'Big Brother'?

Posted 08.09.2012 | New York

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the NYPD's latest crime-tracking and surveillance system "Domain Awareness" on Wedn...

The Imam Qamar: A Failure to Communicate?

Len Levitt | Posted 10.06.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

The same Islamic cleric was investigated for terrorist-related activities twice -- six years apart - apparently because the NYPD's Intelligence Division and the FBI don't talk to each other.

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.

'We Are Not At War With Islam'

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

This incessant message of denial is hard to swallow by many sectors of our society. The sad reality is that our nation has institutionalized vigilance based on stereotypical ethnic and religious profiling.

In Fighting Terrorism, NYPD Must Treat Muslim Americans Like Partners, Not Suspects

Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid | Posted 07.08.2012 | New York
Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid

Instead of embracing American Muslims as partners, the NYPD has destroyed trust. As a religious leader who talks to a wide variety of American Muslims on a daily basis, I can tell you that this treatment is demoralizing.

The Post Bashes The AP's Pulitzer As 'Non-Stop Hit-Job' On NYPD

Posted 04.17.2012 | New York

The New York Post came out lashing The Associated Press for their Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the NYPD's controversial Muslim surveillance prog...

Ray Kelly: NYPD Under 'Attack' From Associated Press Reporting

Posted 03.23.2012 | New York

Despite numerous protests, a highly critical New York Times op-ed, and outrage from the City Council, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been firm in h...

NYPD Infiltrated Liberal Groups Too

Posted 05.23.2012 | New York

By MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN, Associated Press NEW YORK -- Undercover NYPD officers attended meetings of liberal political organizations and kep...