New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has reassured Muslim leaders he remains troubled by the way the New York Police Department conducted surveillance of Muslim communities in New Jersey, even though his administration has said it was legal, but again stopped short of criticizing the spying itself.
Christine Quinn responds to comments Chris Christie made on gun control, and several New Jersey Muslim leaders say they’ve been invited to a Ramadan dinner Tuesday night at the governor’s mansion in Princeton.
New Jersey officials say a three-month review has found that New York City police did not violate any New Jersey laws when they conducted surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups.
The family of 13-year-old Muhammed Mushin has sued the Westwood school district, saying their son was bullied because of his Muslim background and the district failed to stop it.
A huge turnout is expected at a public hearing in Norwalk tonight as Muslims renew their efforts to build a mosque in a residential neighborhood in the city.
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.