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'What?' Confused 911 caller outs NYPD spying in NJ
Associated Press | 7 hrs ago.. | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO |

Posted on 07/25/2012 1:13:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The caller, Salil Sheth, had stumbled upon one of the NYPD's biggest secrets: a safe house, a place where undercover officers working well outside the department's jurisdiction could lie low and coordinate surveillance. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the NYPD, with training and guidance from the CIA, has monitored the activities of Muslims in New York and far beyond. Detectives infiltrated mosques, eavesdropped in cafes and kept tabs on Muslim student groups, including at Rutgers.

The NYPD kept files on innocent sermons, recorded the names of political organizers in police documents and built databases of where Muslims lived and shopped, even where they were likely to gather to watch sports. Out-of-state operations, like the one in New Brunswick, were one aspect of this larger intelligence-gathering effort. The Associated Press previously described the discovery of the NYPD inside the New Jersey apartment, but police now have released the tape of the 911 call and other materials after a legal fight.

"There's computer hardware, software, you know, just laying around," the caller continued. "There's pictures of terrorists. There's pictures of our neighboring building that they have."

"In New Brunswick?" the dispatcher asked, sounding as confused as the caller.

The AP requested a copy of the 911 tape last year. Under pressure from the NYPD, the New Brunswick Police Department refused. After the AP sued, the city this week turned over the tape and emails that described the NYPD's efforts to keep the recording a secret.

The call sent New Brunswick police and the FBI rushing to the apartment complex. Officers and agents were surprised at what they found. None had been told that the NYPD was in town.


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; islam; terror; terrorism

1 posted on 07/25/2012 1:13:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Just my opinion ...the AP is helping America’s Moslem enemy.


2 posted on 07/25/2012 1:16:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m surprised they took a page from the Israeli book.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 1:21:35 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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I’m glad someone took the threat seriously.


4 posted on 07/25/2012 1:21:41 PM PDT by vollmond (I'm an issues voter. If you're a Democrat, I've got issues.)
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To: vollmond

And then the AP f*cked it up. They wonder why they can’t sell newspapers, and nobody will watch the evening news.

Every time we do it feels like we are aiding and abetting the enemy. Can’t wait for Al Jazeera to pick this up and recruit with it.


5 posted on 07/25/2012 1:24:51 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: BenLurkin

>>Just my opinion ...the AP is helping America’s Moslem enemy.<<

In this case what we’re seeing is the dictatorial reach of Lord Bloomberg. NYC cops need to stay in NYC. Period.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 1:25:12 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: BenLurkin

Is there a link or something. There is not enough here for me to even comment on.


7 posted on 07/25/2012 1:32:01 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf; All

http://online.wsj.com/article/APc4a05f37a89041189ca2c4bd63e5e234.html


8 posted on 07/25/2012 1:36:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I want them to catch Moslems who are planning to kill us but, I am not willing to give up my rights to acheive that end.

The ends do not justify the means. What they did was unlawful and illegal.

They had no jurisdiction, no authority and any evidence they uncovered could not be acted on for its tainted provenance.

They are NYCPD not Anywhere they Want to go PD.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 1:48:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks. Interesting story. Sounds like the story here is that they used the place so infrequently that they didn’t even know an inspection was coming up.

As long as they were doing what any of us could legally do, I don’t see a problem with what they were doing. But they should have thought about the possibility of a landlord inspection and, at the very least, maybe changed the locks and gave a phone number for him to call.


10 posted on 07/25/2012 1:50:34 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Vendome

+1


11 posted on 07/25/2012 1:53:50 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: BenLurkin

islam declared war on America and Western civilization and in the last 2 decades has slaughtered thousands of Americans working towards that goal. To spy on enemies that have declared war on your people and nation is a good thing....


12 posted on 07/25/2012 1:56:23 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: BenLurkin

Of course they are..we had no ‘need to know’ this. Good for NYPD, at least someone is looking out for us.


13 posted on 07/25/2012 2:11:49 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: BenLurkin
Uh, no.

The call sent New Brunswick police and the FBI rushing to the apartment complex. Officers and agents were surprised at what they found. None had been told that the NYPD was in town.

This pretty much confirms my view that much of what we call "anti-terrorist operations" in this country is nothing more than a Keystone Kops operation.

Gov. Christie came down hard on the NYPD for carrying out this kind of surveillance on their own -- outside their jurisdiction. That wasn't a popular view here on FreeRepublic, but he was 100% correct.

14 posted on 07/25/2012 3:03:38 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: SECURE AMERICA
These NYPD officers answer to an @sshole mayor who said yesterday that police officers should "go on strike" until this country institutes strong gun control measures.

Anyone who thinks the NYPD is on "our" side is 'effing delusional.

15 posted on 07/25/2012 3:07:35 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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