Saturday, August 27, 2011

The New America

"According to the AP report, "The [NYPD] has dispatched teams of undercover officers, known as 'rakers,' into minority neighborhoods as part of a human mapping program, according to officials directly involved in the program. They've monitored daily life in bookstores, bars, cafes and nightclubs. Police have also used informants, known as 'mosque crawlers,' to monitor sermons, even when there's no evidence of wrongdoing. NYPD officials have scrutinized imams and gathered intelligence on cab drivers and food cart vendors, jobs often done by Muslims. Many of these operations were built with help from the CIA, which is prohibited from spying on Americans but was instrumental in transforming the NYPD's intelligence unit."

This references an Associated Press report on an alliance between the CIA and the NYPD and how the latter is now spying on the citizens of NYC. Of course, these are almost always Muslims. And "spying" is the appropriate word because the information gathered is not being used as evidence for court proceedings. Pretty amazing stuff in what claims to be a "republic" and touts itself as "the land of the free." Not so much, at least if you are Muslim.

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