The NYPD's Secret Surveillance of Muslims: Its Impacts and Repercussions

Friday, April 20, 2012

The AP's Pulitzer-winning series focused on the New York Police Department's secret monitoring of Muslim communities. The NYPD transformed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the AP found. With help from the Central Intelligence Agency — which is prohibited from spying on Americans — the NYPD developed aggressive surveillance tactics to spy on Muslim communities in New York and beyond. The Takeaway has followed this story since the AP began its series last August. Debbie Almontaser, Board Chair of Muslim Consultative Network and coalition member of Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition, and Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations for our co-producer WNYC, offer their insights into the series itself and its fallout, for the police, politicians and citizens, in New York and beyond. 


Debbie Almontaser and Bob Hennelly

Produced by:

Ben Gottlieb and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [3]

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Sep. 20 2012 08:07 AM
Bob from Westchester, NY

The guests neglected to mention that the NYPD did notify and coordinate with the Newark police about their actions in Newark. It would seem up to the Newark police to notify the Newark mayor, not the NYPD. As to the FBI complaints, they are infamous for not sharing critical information with local law enforcement, most notably about the activities of the September 11th hijackers.

Apr. 20 2012 09:48 AM
fuva from Harlemworld

Hey, "surveillance" is not a verb. I believe the verb is "surveil". Let's nip this in the bud NOW...

Apr. 20 2012 09:42 AM

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