Public Outcry Continues Over NYPD Monitoring of Muslim Students

Friday, February 24, 2012

The fallout continues after reports this week that the NYPD launched a massive surveillance program targeting Muslim students on college campuses across throughout the Northeast. The story was first broken earlier this week by the Associated Press which reported that the NYPD has kept a close watch on Muslim student groups — including tracking which websites they visited, monitoring speakers at events, and sending an undercover officer on a whitewater rafting trip attended by Muslim students. 

In addition to the presidents of Yale,Columbia, and Barnard universities, Senator Bob Menendez has condemned the NYPD's actions.

Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid, the Muslim Religion Life Advisor at Columbia University and Bob Hennelly, senior reporter for WNYC join the program for more.


Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid and Bob Hennelly

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [2]

strangemonkey from 10003

No fan of The Takeaway (but you're slowly getting better) or the NYPD - however - in this case the NYPD is doing its fucking job! Profiling is effective - sure there are Tim McVeigh's out there, but most terrorists (that want to hurt US) are Muslims (sorry - it's true). Whatever they can do to stop an attack be it surveillance, spying, entrapment, whatever - I am for it. Not all civil liberties apply to enemies of the state.

Feb. 24 2012 09:18 AM
S Sam from Boston

When we give law enforcement power it is always just a matter of time before they abuse it. We must stop putting blind trust in our law enforcement agencies and implement civilian reviews of their policies and actions. They will not police themselves.

Feb. 24 2012 09:06 AM

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