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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 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

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.

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...

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'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...

WATCH: Muslim Leader Responds To NYPD Mosque Surveillance Allegations

Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion

Linda Sarsour, Executive Director of the Arab Association of New York, joined HuffPost Live to weigh in on the recent report that the NYPD has secretl...

WATCH: Muslim Leader 'Hopeful' De Blasio Can Change NYPD's View Of Muslim-Americans

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | New York

In light of the recent news that the NYPD has been spying on mosques, Arab American Association Director Linda Sarsour weighed in on how this will fig...

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...

NYPD Secretly Designated Entire Mosques As Terrorism Organizations

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 10.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use inf...

Enough With the Profiling Already!

Wardah Khalid | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Wardah Khalid

Since when did dissatisfaction with certain aspects of the government indicate one was disloyal to the U.S.? Many Americans oppose government policies, such as Obamacare, TSA regulations, immigration policy, and abortion, but that does not automatically equate them to a high threat.

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 Commissioner Slams NSA Secrecy

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 06.18.2013 | New York

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly slammed the Obama administration for its handling of the National Security Administration scandal -- but not be...

Quinn: Agreement Reached Over Inspector General For NYPD Practices

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department would get a new watchdog under a deal city lawmakers reached Tuesday, propelling a plan galvanized by outra...

Ahmed Ferhani: Terrorist or Loser?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

So who is Ahmed Ferhani, sentenced last week to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to planning to attack New York City synagogues?

Matt Sledge

New Report Reveals 'Disturbing Impacts' Of NYPD's Muslim Spying Program

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Spying Challenged In 40-Year-Old Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York

Civil rights lawyers are reaching more than 40 years into the past to curb the New York City Police Department's program of surveillance of Muslim com...

The NYPD's Big Lie

Len Levitt | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

The NYPD has violated a longstanding court order in its pervasive spying on Muslims and lied about it, according to papers to be filed today in federal court.

Handschu Lawyers File Against NYPD, Brennan Defended

Matt Sledge | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Matt Sledge

The lawyers in the long-running Handschu civil rights lawsuit against the NYPD have made a new filing -- this time, over the police department's contr...

Matt Sledge

Latest Legal Filing In NYPD Muslim Spying Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Matt Sledge

CIA Sued To Release NYPD Spying Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A non-profit government watchdog has sued the Central Intelligence Agency to uncover information about its controversial collaboration wit...