Skip to comments.New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit
Posted on 04/15/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
15 April 2014 Last updated at 19:14 ET
New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit
The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats.
The Demographics Unit had dispatched plainclothes detectives to listen to conversations and build files on places frequented by Muslims, US media say.
The squad had been the subject of two federal lawsuits in the past, and drew ire from civil rights groups.
It is also said to have sowed Muslim mistrust for law enforcement.
"This reform is a critical step forward in easing tensions between the police and the communities they serve, so that our cops and our citizens can help one another go after the real bad guys," the office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote in a statement. 'Psychological warfare'
The decision to stop the programme was reportedly made by new Police Commissioner William Bratton, and is viewed as a moving away from past intelligence gathering practices instituted after the 9/11 attacks.
The unit - in operation since 2003 and later renamed the Zone Assessment Unit - logged where Muslims worked, shopped, ate and prayed.
"The Demographics Unit created psychological warfare in our community," Linda Sarsour of the Arab American Association of New York told the New York Times. newspaper.
"Those documents, they showed where we live," she added. "They were able to see their entire lives on those maps. And it completely messed with the psyche of the community."
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Deport all Muslims.
After all, what have the Muslims ever done to NYC? The real enemy is the dangerous Tea Party.
Chalk up one more reason why I’m glad I moved the hell out of that toilet of a city.
I guess we can figure out what they were talking about when something explodes.
They had to. They overhead the prez issuing the Muzzies orders. It would have made him look bad.../s
Eavesdropping is what ALL governments do...no big surprise to anyone over five years old. I do know that some folks' lives are SO DULL and BORING (mine, for example) that any eavesdropping would be the very worst job in the world.
The government is welcome to eavesdrop on my life...lol, it would serve them right! A SURE cure for insomnia.
Is this idiot smoking crack?
I think the average is about once or twice a year they thwart another terror attack by these methods he is putting and end to, so anyone who lives in NYC - Um, now we would be the time to move.
Good...Now they can beef up the spying at the Bingo halls where it is sorely needed...
De Blasio (how many times has he changed his name) is Obama in whiteface.
Which building did they decide is now an acceptable loss? That is what will be coming next.
After all, what have the Muslims ever done to NYC? The real enemy is the dangerous
Tea Party BLM.
They disband the muslim eavsdropping squad, cancel thug gangbanger stop and frisk program and gov sfachime coomo passes the safe gun law on his own in the dead of night to prevent law abiding citizens the right to protect themselves. Politicians helping the criminal element be more productive
Yall been real good and we appreciate that. Thank you.
Now, go back to your bomb making, terrorist activities and, above all, KILLING THE INFIDEL. Alah rebar.
Clay Blair Jr, “Silent Victory: The US Submarine War Against Japan”, references a break-in of the Japanese consulate in NY, late thirties, twixt FBI and NYPD in which code keys were successfully photographed and replaced with the Japanese none the wiser. This led to the US being able to read certain naval and intelligence codes, even with changes, throughout the war.
The new thug mayor of NYC continues to perform like an Obama bot to weaken NYC each day.
Of course when the CAIR thugs help their Islamofascist buddies to take out another large part of NYC, the mayor will blame the tea party, NRA and conservatives.
This is because of the America-hating marxist. He would willingly sacrifice innocent Americans on the altar of political correctness.
This ones easy Deport or Die