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Muslims In New York City  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images, FILE)

Civil Rights Groups Sue NYPD Over Muslim Spying

The New York Police Department’s widespread spying programs directed at Muslims have undermined free worship by innocent people and should be declared unconstitutional, religious leaders and civil rights advocates said Tuesday after the filing of a federal lawsuit.

06/18/2013

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Muslims In N.J. File Federal Lawsuit To Stop NYPD Spying

“This surveillance, this spying, without question, was– unjustified. And it was definite, without doubt, an invasion of our civil human and our constitutional rights,” Abdul Kareem Muhammad, the Imam of Newark’s Masjid al-Haqq mosque, said.

06/06/2012

Muslim leaders Against NYPD at One Police Plaza (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Top Secret Documents Reveal More Cases Of Targeted Muslim Spying By NYPD

The reports indicate cops collected information on businesses owned by second and third generation Americans, specifically because they were Muslims, and ignored members of other religions in the same ethnic communities.

03/09/2012

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Muslims Rally To Support NYPD, Say Surveillance Is Not Spying But Good Police Work

The NYPD has been under fire for monitoring mosques, Muslim merchants and student groups. Critics call it race-based spying. But on Monday, many Muslims gathered to say it’s not spying; it’s good police work, necessary to keep the city safe.

03/05/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Under Pressure To Investigate NYPD Over Muslim Spying

Jose Pimentel, Samir Khan and Faisal Shahzad might not be household names, but the NYPD says its undercover work in the Muslim community kept them from blowing up your households.

02/27/2012

Sen. Robert Menendez (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls For Federal Investigation Into NYPD’s Muslim Spying

Is it religious profiling or good police work? An intense debate is underway in our area amid new revelations that NYPD spying on Muslim communities included neighborhoods in Nassau and Suffolk counties and Newark, N.J.

02/23/2012