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AP wins Pulitzer Prize for series on New York City police spying on Muslims
Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 16, 2012

Posted on 04/16/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department's widespread spying on Muslims, while The Philadelphia Inquirer was honored in the public service category for its examination of violence in the city's schools.

The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., won for local reporting for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal that eventually brought down legendary football coach Joe Paterno.

A second Pulitzer for investigative reporting went to The Seattle Times for a series about accidental methadone overdoses among patients with chronic pain.

The AP's series of stories showed how New York police, with the help of a CIA official, created a unique and aggressive surveillance program to monitor Muslim neighborhoods, businesses and houses of worship. The articles showed that police systemically listened in on sermons, hung out at cafes and other public places, infiltrated colleges and photographed law-abiding residents as part of a broad effort to prevent terrorist attacks. Individuals and groups were monitored even when there was no evidence they were linked to terrorism.

The series, which began in August, was by Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley. The stories prompted protests, a demand from 34 members of Congress for a federal investigation, and an internal inquiry by the CIA's inspector general.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; islamists; journalism; media; muslims; pulitzer; terrorism

1 posted on 04/16/2012 2:28:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Pulitizer putzes have long been part of the "Death to America" crowd.
2 posted on 04/16/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pathetic


3 posted on 04/16/2012 2:35:08 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The stories prompted protests, a demand from 34 members of Congress for a federal investigation, and an internal inquiry by the CIA’s inspector general.

They should have been demanding that this was carried out
through out the rest of the country.
We are so screwed.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 2:52:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“The articles showed that police systemically listened in on sermons, hung out at cafes and other public places, infiltrated colleges and photographed law-abiding residents as part of a broad effort to prevent terrorist attacks. Individuals and groups were monitored even when there was no evidence they were linked to terrorism.”

I seem to remember there being controversy over whether the CIA overstepped the ban on it spying domestically. I’m under the impression that they not allowed, even, to sit idly and use local lawmen to gather “intelligence.” That would be a story.

As for the cops themselves, did they violate the 4th amendment? Was this a Patriot Act, roving wiretap thing, or would they have not required a warrant any more than it had been Joe Lunchbox instead of Muhammad Lunchbox? Did it amount to more than photographing people in public and listening to public meeting? I wonder if it would even be a story if they were infiltrating, say, neo-nazi groups instead.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 2:55:45 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: BenLurkin
Can you imagine the prizes in store for the Journalist who breaks the Obama inelegibility story?
6 posted on 04/16/2012 2:58:13 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: eCSMaster

Has anyone seen the Breitbart autopsy report yet?


7 posted on 04/16/2012 4:46:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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