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No NSA reform can fix the American Islamophobic surveillance complex
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Better oversight of the sprawling American national security apparatus may finally be coming: President Obama and the House Intelligence Committee unveiled plans this week to reduce bulk collection of telephone records.

A Judge Just Ruled the NYPD Can Legally Monitor Muslims and Infiltrate Mosques
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By Jess Remington

In a disturbing ruling Thursday, a federal judge said that it is constitutionally sound to treat Muslim mosques, businesses and student associations as terrorist organizations.

Firefighters to sue city over anti-Hispanic, anti-Muslim discrimination
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Two of the city’s Bravest, Anthony Harper and Rolando Romero, say they were subjected to harsh treatment that included exclusion, slurs and physical assault. They both have filed notices of claim informing the city of their intent to sue for at least $5 million each.

Being Arab or Muslim is not probable cause for NYPD spying
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by Linda Sarsour

I learned a few days ago that the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Division labeled my non-profit organization a “Terrorism Enterprise.”

This Is the NYPD’s Secret Spy Cab
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In Enemies Within, the new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman on the NYPD’s indiscriminate and probably illegal spying program, reference is briefly made to a “real yellow cab, complete with an authentic taxi medallion registered under a fake name” used by the department’s intelligence division to conduct surveillance operations.

RollingStone: Police Spying on American Muslims Is a Pointless National Shame
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(Via RollingStone.com)

New report details the damaging effects of the NYPD’s Muslim surveillance regime.

Report: NYPD’s Surveillance of Muslims ‘Harmful’
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The New York Police Department’s surveillance of the Muslim community has had harmful consequences, according to a report being released Monday from the Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition and its partners.

NYPD Muslim Spying: New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa Visits Mosque Listed In Secret Report
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New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa quietly visited a Newark mosque Friday that had been listed in a secret report by the New York Police Department, and he reassured worshippers that New Jersey officials do not believe certain groups of citizens have lesser rights than others.

Informant: NYPD paid me to ‘bait’ Muslims
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A paid informant for the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit was under orders to “bait” Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending study groups on Islam, he told The Associated Press.

NYPD: Muslim Spying Led To No Leads, Terror Cases
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In more than six years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, eavesdropping on conversations and cataloguing mosques, the New York Police Department’s secret Demographics Unit never generated a lead or triggered a terrorism investigation, the department acknowledged in court testimony unsealed late Monday.