A new poll finds most New Jersey residents support the secret monitoring of Muslim groups by the New York Police Department, though that sentiment isn’t as strong in Hudson and Essex counties.
New York City’s top cop was grilled Thursday during a City Council committee hearing over the NYPD’s controversial surveillance of Muslim communities and stop and frisks.
The head of the Newark FBI said Wednesday the NYPD’s monitoring of Muslims in New Jersey has had a chilling effect on the feds’ ability to gather counter terrorism intelligence.
The meeting comes after shows of both opposition and support for the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims in and around the Tri-state area.
The Fordham Law Muslim Students Association are picketing a university alumni association luncheon where New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is appearing as a guest speaker.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday on his weekly appearance on WOR Radio that it’s “a bit ridiculous” to say “the NYPD should stop at the border.”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t mincing words when it comes to what he thinks of NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims in the Garden State.
The Associated Press reports the NYPD used some federal drug fighting funds to help pay for surveillance of mosques and Muslim businesses.
Responses to the surveillance range from cautious support to a warning about curtailing civil liberties.
The mayor stopped short of acknowledging that police had spied on Muslims who weren’t suspected of any crime, reiterating that investigators only followed leads.
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.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker and his top police official say the city was misled by the New York Police Department and never would have authorized such wholesale spying on Muslims if they had known about it.
A spokesman for a major Muslim organization is blasting the New York Police Department for spying on his community.
While NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said he wouldn’t comment about the allegations against his son, he did speak Friday about a video that has caused an uproar in the Muslim community.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly originally said he was not involved in the controversial “The Third Jihad” film. But after admitting he was and apologizing, some Muslim groups are calling for him to step down.
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