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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:07 PM

NYPD Caught Spying on Al Sharpton, National Action Network

It has been reported that the National Action Network (NAN) is considering all legal options after evidence has surfaced that the New York Police Department has been spying on the organization and its leader, Rev. Al Sharpton.

According to the Huffington Post, the NYPD has placed spies outside the Harlem headquarters of the National Action Network and even gone as far as trying to discredit Sharpton by spreading the rumor that he is gay. The post alleges that the NYPD placed a spy inside NAN meetings to find out how the group planned to protest the acquittal of officers responsible for the killing of Sean Bell, an unarmed black man, right before his wedding.

Paul J. Browne, the NYPD’s spokesman, has confirmed that the organization sought to gather intelligence inside NAN meetings. He does claim, however, that they weren’t trying to dig up dirt.

continued at: http://yourblackworld.net/2012/02/black-news/nypd-caught-spying-al-sharpton-national-action-network/

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kas125 Mar 2012 OP
rocktivity Mar 2012 #1
zeemike Mar 2012 #2
Dawson Leery Mar 2012 #3
Loudmxr Mar 2012 #4
limpyhobbler Mar 2012 #5

Response to kas125 (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:11 PM

1. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

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The NYPD has been spying on black activists since conkoline was in beta testing.


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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:24 PM

2. That last line is telling

"Paul J. Browne, the NYPD’s spokesman, has confirmed that the organization sought to gather intelligence inside NAN meetings. He does claim, however, that they weren't trying to dig up dirt.

So it is alright to spy on people as long as you claim you are not looking for dirt...we are slowly being conditioned to accept things like this as "normal"

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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:33 PM

3. NYPD: always hating freedom, always.

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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:50 PM

4. They are just spying on him to find out how he lost the pounds,

Maybe Chicago cops would like to find out too??

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Sat Mar 24, 2012, 01:39 AM

5. Setting aside that this is just plain wrong,

it is also a huge waste of money. NYPD seems to waste a lot of money spying on domestic political groups like NAN and OWS. I'm sure NYPD gets federal money and I don't want my tax money being wasted to spy on domestic political activists.

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