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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...

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...

New York Police Recruit Muslims to Be Informers

The New York Times | Posted 05.11.2014 | New York

One man was a food cart vendor from Afghanistan, arrested during an argument with a parking enforcement officer over a ticket. Another was an Egyptian...

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...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Oversight Board Still Sits On Sidelines Despite Controversial Police Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Ryan J. Reilly

Victory For NY Police Pursuing Rare Terrorism Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A suspect in a terrorism sting pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a case that federal prosecutors and the FBI had turned down, setting up a ...

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

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

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 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...

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...

NYPD Could Have Two, Separate Watchdogs

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — After years of burnishing a reputation as one of the nation's most potent police forces, the New York Police Department appears poise...

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...

Bloomberg's Veto Upsets Muslim Rights Group

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 07.26.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Muslim-American civil rights groups are criticizing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for vetoing a bill on Tuesday (July 23) that would hav...

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...