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Document shows NYPD eyed Shiites based on religion
Source: Associated Press

Feb 2, 4:49 PM EST

Document shows NYPD eyed Shiites based on religion

By MATT APUZZO, ADAM GOLDMAN, EILEEN SULLIVAN and CHRIS HAWLEY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department recommended increasing surveillance of thousands of Shiite Muslims and their mosques, based solely on their religion, as a way to sweep the Northeast for signs of Iranian terrorists, according to interviews and a newly obtained secret police document.

The document offers a rare glimpse into the thinking of NYPD intelligence officers and how, when looking for potential threats, they focused their spying efforts on mosques and Muslims. Police analysts listed a dozen mosques from central Connecticut to the Philadelphia suburbs. None has been linked to terrorism, either in the document or publicly by federal agencies.

The Associated Press has reported for months that the NYPD infiltrated mosques, eavesdropped in cafes and monitored Muslim neighborhoods with plainclothes officers. Its spying operations were begun after the 2001 terror attacks with help from the CIA in a highly unusual partnership.

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The NYPD is prohibited under its own guidelines and city law from basing its investigations on religion. Under FBI guidelines, which the NYPD says it follows, many of the recommendations in the police document would be prohibited.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NYPD_INTELLIG...



Prohibited by its NYPD guidelines?

How about prohibited to both the NYPD and the CIA by the First Amendment and the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America?

Why do the people allow unconstitutional crap from federal and state governments over and over and over and over?
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