Monday, February 20, 2012

NYPD monitored Muslim students all over Northeast

By Chris Hawley | Feb 18, 2012 | | [Original Article]

"Names recorded in reports, even though they hadn't been accused of any crimes" 

"...NEW YORK — The New York Police Department monitored Muslim college students far more broadly than previously known, at schools far beyond the city limits, including the elite Ivy League colleges of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned..." [Read More

"...Police talked with local authorities about professors 300 miles away in Buffalo and even sent an undercover agent on a rwhitewater afting trip, where he recorded students' names and noted in police intelligence files how many times they prayed..." [Read More]

"...Detectives trawled Muslim student websites every day and, although professors and students had not been accused of any wrongdoing, their names were recorded in reports prepared for Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly..." [Read More

"...I see a violation of civil rights here," said Tanweer Haq, chaplain of the Muslim Student Association at Syracuse. "Nobody wants to be on the list of the FBI or the NYPD or whatever. Muslim students want to have their own lives, their own privacy and enjoy the same freedoms and opportunities that everybody else has..." [Read More]

"...In recent months, the AP has revealed secret programs the NYPD built with help from the CIA to monitor Muslims at the places where they eat, shop and worship...Though the NYPD says it follows the same rules as the FBI, some of the NYPD's activities go beyond what the FBI is allowed to do..." [Read More]

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