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NYPD’s new spying outrage: Innocent Muslims treated worse than guilty bankers
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MARCY WHEELER

When “Arabic-sounding” names are automatically suspicious — but financial crimes are ignored — here’s the result




NYPD Abandons “Demographic Unit” That Astroturf Muslim Groups Advocated
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The NYPD has decided to dump the “Demographic unit” which was responsible for mapping Muslim communities and spying on so-called “hot spots”; mosques and Muslim owned businesses such as restaurants and cafes.




Police nab man who allegedly threatened to kill Muslim teen
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Police have arrested the man who allegedly called a 15-year-old Muslim girl “a terrorist” and threatened to kill her on an MTA bus going through Kew Gardens Hills, authorities said. Perry Germano, 50, allegedly blew a fuse when the teen’s bag brushed against him on board the crowded Q88 bus at about 9 a.m. April 7, cops said.




This is What the NYPD’s Failed Muslim Surveillance Program Actually Looked Like
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On Tuesday, the NYPD announced it would dismantle its Demographics Unit, the controversial squad of plainclothes officers tasked with monitoring and gathering intelligence in New York’s Muslim neighborhoods.




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.




FIU’s Muslim Students Say They Found a Listening Device in a Campus Prayer Room
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It was February 9, 2013, and the five members of Florida International University’s Muslim Student Association had finished their evening prayers in the room they used daily at the Graham Center, the student union on the school’s Modesto Maidique Campus.




America Is the Land of the Free – Unless You’re Muslim
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To most Americans, Thursday was perfectly mundane. The Olympics were drawing to a close, people were still discussing House of Cards, and things were gearing up for the weekend. All of those were things I should have been mulling over, but none of them were.




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.




NYPD Muslim spying under new scrutiny in federal court
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BY NATASHA LENNARD

Along with the development of the NYPD’s “mini-CIA” after 9/11 came the shift towards constitution-defying preemptive policing.