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LAPD halts sharply criticized Muslim mapping program
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/15/07 | Peter Prengaman - ap

Posted on 11/14/2007 7:25:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge

A police plan to map out Muslim communities that was sharply criticized and called racial and religious profiling by civil rights groups has been at least temporarily halted, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday.

"There was a clear message from the Muslim community that they were not comfortable with it. So we listened," Mary Grady, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, told The Associated Press.

Grady said the program hadn't been dropped, but rather had been indefinitely postponed. She couldn't immediately say when it might be resumed.

Grady said the police initiative to strengthen ties with Muslim communities would go forward, and police planned to meet with Muslim leaders on Thursday.

Deputy Chief Michael P. Downing announced last week that the LAPD's counterterrorism bureau planed to identify Muslim enclaves to determine which might be likely to become isolated and susceptible to "violent, ideologically based extremism."

In a statement, Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, celebrated the decision.

"I am glad to hear (Downing) is putting the plan aside," said Al-Marayati. "All Muslim organizations are united in purpose to defend the rights of Muslim Americans while developing a positive and constructive relationship with the LAPD."

When the plan was announced, several Muslim groups and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California sent Downing a letter expressing concern.

Downing and other city officials defended it, saying the idea was to deepen ties with Muslim communities. The plan would have had data assembled by the University of Southern California's Center for Risk and Economic Analysis.

Downing testified about the plan before a U.S. Senate committee on Oct. 30.

There are an estimated 500,000 Muslims in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: California; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: criticized; lapd; mapping; muslim; salamalmarayati

1 posted on 11/14/2007 7:25:38 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

It was only a matter of time......


2 posted on 11/14/2007 7:26:58 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I guess Hezbollah will be haPPY too... and then Chechnyans


3 posted on 11/14/2007 7:28:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can someone show any evidence that security is our number one concern?


4 posted on 11/14/2007 7:28:26 PM PST by purpleraine
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To: NormsRevenge

Our desire to never offend anyone will be our undoing.

The hand-wringers have no idea what they’re getting themselves into.


5 posted on 11/14/2007 7:29:12 PM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ('Post Tenebras Lux '- It's not a breakfast cereal!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"There was a clear message from the Muslim community that they were not comfortable with it. So we listened,"

"Not comfortable?" Nice criteria.

6 posted on 11/14/2007 7:29:54 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: purpleraine

TSA???


7 posted on 11/14/2007 7:30:48 PM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: NormsRevenge
There are an estimated 500,000 Muslims in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties.

Dayum. Serious #s.

8 posted on 11/14/2007 7:31:16 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Headline should read:

LAPD ends highly criticized common-sense community security program


9 posted on 11/14/2007 7:31:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Lazarus Longer

So I guess the next logical step would be for the LAPD to start asking criminals if they’re “comfortable” with being arrested or sent to jail.


10 posted on 11/14/2007 7:32:41 PM PST by Zeon Cowboy (Pardon Ramos and Compean NOW! // Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

No, the pressure not to offend people perpetrating evil. They have no problem offending the good people doing nothing wrong.


11 posted on 11/14/2007 7:33:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: NormsRevenge

WEENIES!!


12 posted on 11/14/2007 7:33:13 PM PST by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: NormsRevenge

PC & race politics have completely clouded our judgement and minds. Can we save our country?


13 posted on 11/14/2007 7:33:46 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: NormsRevenge
A police plan to map out Muslim communities that was sharply criticized and called racial and religious profiling by civil rights groups has been at least temporarily halted,

The mapping was already complete. They know where every single listed Muslim lives, the identity of the vehicles parked on their property, who owns the dwelling, their financial status and the names and other information in regards to their neighbors. In addition to their telephones and visitors being monitored and their computers being compromised.

I was told this by a source that wished to remain anonymous.

14 posted on 11/14/2007 7:36:01 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Altura Ct.

Perhaps.


15 posted on 11/14/2007 7:36:27 PM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

“Our desire to never offend anyone will be our undoing.”

Or.......

Political correctness will get us all killed.


16 posted on 11/14/2007 7:37:24 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"There are an estimated 500,000 Muslims in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties."

And one of these days they are going to rise up and claim nationhood and piss on their host country. Oh, wait . . .

17 posted on 11/14/2007 7:46:31 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: NormsRevenge

did they stop all gang mapping? How about white folks talking about the Constitution too much, Reno said they were a threat.


18 posted on 11/14/2007 7:58:08 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: NormsRevenge
"All Muslim organizations are united in purpose to defend the rights of Muslim Americans while supporting terrorism developing a positive and destroying constructive relationship with the LAPD."
19 posted on 11/14/2007 8:03:41 PM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: FoxInSocks

“rights of Muslim Americans”

You cannot be a muslim and be an American.


20 posted on 11/14/2007 8:14:06 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: All
Has radical Islam's jihad against the West, like AIDS, been granted civil rights?

Remember the AIDS pamphlet that Washington mailed to all households?

Look for a PC warning that the majority Christian groups are most likely to succumb to the urge to act violently. Remember? Heterosexuals were warned that without their proper caution AIDS would explode in the general population.

All BS then as it would be now. Like the AIDS lobby the jihadists have a powerful lobby, it appears.

When will this PC crap end?

21 posted on 11/14/2007 8:14:12 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: NormsRevenge

welcome to the londonistan of melanie phillips.


22 posted on 11/14/2007 8:16:15 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I guess this pretty much neuters the Los Angeles Task Force on Terrorism.

It makes sense, I found one of their hats in the goodwill store a couple of weeks ago.

The Islamofachists are winning a lot of political battles here. And with the help and blessings of Wahhabist supporting Saudi Arabia politicos.

23 posted on 11/14/2007 8:20:35 PM PST by Syncro
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes! The police and city officials must remain as ignorant as possible in order to insure the steady decline of Western Civilization. Why should we be happy?


24 posted on 11/14/2007 8:28:37 PM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mustn’t offend the effendis...Barf!


25 posted on 11/14/2007 8:57:24 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: NormsRevenge

‘Told ya’.


26 posted on 11/14/2007 9:05:56 PM PST by onedoug
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To: null and void

Sure thing. I notioce at LAX 75% of the test bombs get through unnoticed.


27 posted on 11/14/2007 9:29:13 PM PST by purpleraine
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To: purpleraine

In short, not a chance.


28 posted on 11/14/2007 10:15:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Mrs Crinton have Pay Feava. There she go now. "Ah Hsu Ahhh Hsu Ah Hsu!" Crintons worth every penny.)
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To: Lazarus Longer

“”Not comfortable?” Nice criteria”

Ridiculous isn’t it? I dare say the general criminal element is not comfortable with police on foot walking through neighborhoods or police patrolling in cars either. Maybe those should be done away with as well. Unless they are doing something completely over the top, which in my opinion this was not, law enforcement officials should not allow themselves to be dictated to on security issues.


29 posted on 11/15/2007 2:47:36 AM PST by Mila
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To: NormsRevenge
"There was a clear message from the Muslim community that they were not comfortable with it. So we listened," Mary Grady, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, told The Associated Press.

The Gang, Crackwhore and Carjacker communities will be in touch with your office shortly, Mizz Grady.

30 posted on 11/15/2007 2:52:46 AM PST by ExGeeEye (I've been waiting since 11/04/79 to do something about Iran.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Police need to know where to go when the jihad starts in earnest in our own country. The error was in announcing it.


31 posted on 11/15/2007 3:31:15 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them OVER THERE than to have to fight them OVER HERE!)
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To: Lazarus Longer

>>>>There are an estimated 500,000 Muslims in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties.

>>Dayum. Serious #s.

Keep in mind that a number of those are Iranian exiles who came here to get away from the IslamoFascists. So, not all of that number are rapid Al-Quaeda types.


32 posted on 11/15/2007 4:39:27 AM PST by vikingd00d
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To: vikingd00d

>> So, not all of that number are rapid Al-Quaeda types.

rapid = rabid


33 posted on 11/15/2007 4:41:44 AM PST by vikingd00d
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To: NormsRevenge
Anybody care to speculate what this map was about? Hint: Just after Pearl Harbor
34 posted on 11/15/2007 4:49:34 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: purpleraine
Exactly. Don’t you feel safer already?
35 posted on 11/15/2007 6:22:24 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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