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Matt Sledge

New Jersey Muslims Say De Blasio's Defense Of NYPD Surveillance Is 'Truly Troubling'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Took 45 Minutes To Respond To Hate Crime, Arab-American Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A few years ago, the New York City Police Department was eager to infiltrate Brooklyn's Arab American Association. Leaked department files...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Watchdog Gets His To-Do List

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- NYPD Inspector General Philip Eure started his job last week. He already has a big pile of homework. On Monday, a coalition of groups t...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

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

New Jersey Muslims Appeal NYPD Surveillance Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.21.2014 | New York

NEW YORK -- A group of Muslims in New Jersey filed an appeal on Friday to challenge a federal judge's ruling that tossed out their lawsuit against the...

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

Why One Muslim Group Gave The NYPD's Ray Kelly An Award

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly received an award this month from a source that may seem unlikely: a group of Muslim community leaders. "The Muslim com...

Bratton: Curious Choice to Be de Blasio's NYPD Commissioner

Glenn Katon | Posted 02.07.2014 | New York
Glenn Katon

Bratton, who has previously led the NYPD and the Los Angeles Police Department, has earned his share of admirers. But his past support for discriminatory policies de Blasio campaigned against makes him a curious choice for commissioner.

Matt Sledge

NYPD Forced To Produce Muslim Surveillance Records

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

De Blasio Says NYPD Can Be Reprogrammed To Respect The Constitution

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.21.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Bill de Blasio thinks the NYPD can be reprogrammed to respect the Constitution -- and he's talking literally. In an interview with The ...

Matt Sledge

City: That NYPD Muslim Spying Program Doesn't Exist

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.09.2013 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A lawyer for New York City on Monday denied that the NYPD has a surveillance program to spy on Muslims. Responding to an ACLU law...

Matt Sledge

Cops Can Spy On Peaceful Muslim Americans, City Lawyer Asserts

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

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...

Bloomberg Sues Over Stop-And-Frisk Bill

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 09.04.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked a court on Tuesday to block a law that would make it easier for people to sue over stop-and-frisk or other p...

Michael Calderone

AP Reporters Who Exposed NYPD's Muslim Surveillance Reveal New Secrets

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

NYPD Allegedly Ripped Hijabs Off Teenage Muslim Girls

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion

A disturbing story emerged out of the Bronx on Thursday. Two Muslim sisters, Lamis Chapman and Khalia Wilson, aged 12 and 14 respectively, told the Ne...

Michael McLaughlin

New Probe Into NYPD Surveillance Of Mosques

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.29.2013 | New York

New York City Comptroller John Liu on Wednesday said he has begun auditing the police department's vast network of surveillance cameras in response to...