The meeting is the first session of a task force created after revelations that the New York Police Department was conducting secret surveillance of mosques and Muslim student groups in New Jersey.
The NYPD has said that it is increasing coverage in and around Sikh temples in New York City on Sunday in the wake of an earlier shooting in Wisconsin.
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 first-term Republican says his first foreign trip was designed to tout business and trade opportunities in New Jersey for Israelis. It also helped him get a better grasp of the unique security challenges facing the volatile region
The Quinnipiac poll found that New Jersey voters approve of Gov. Chris Christie 59-36 percent. Meanwhile, they disagreed with him on the criticism of NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly regarding Muslim surveillance in the state.
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 disclosure of the NYPD’s expanded surveillance of Muslims prompted criticism for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Some politicians and law enforcement officials critiqued the program.
The attorney general made the remarks at a Senate hearing when asked by Sen. Frank Lautenberg how a law enforcement agency could spy on another state’s residents without notifying authorities.
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.
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 mayor stopped short of acknowledging that police had spied on Muslims who weren’t suspected of any crime, reiterating that investigators only followed leads.
Muslim groups are planning a march to NYPD headquarters Friday afternoon to protest what they say is police spying on their community.
The recommendation for increased, secret surveillance on Muslims and Shiite mosques was contained in a 2006 NYPD Intelligence report on Iran, obtained by the Associated Press.
Saying the radicalization in Muslim communities has increased in America and Britain, King said “we can’t afford to be politically correct.”
Speaking with worshipers at the Islamic Center Of Long Island, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera came across a variety of sentiments, ranging from uncertainty to optimism.