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25 Aug, 2011

DOJ Probe Sought of Secret NYPD-CIA Program to Spy on Muslims

A coalition of civil rights and advocacy organizations have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation into allegations that the New York City Police Department (NYPD), with support from the CIA, is conducting a massive covert program to monitor the Muslim communities in New York and New Jersey.

More than a dozen concerned leaders — including a state senator, Christian and Muslim religious leaders, and representatives of rights organizations — gathered for a news conference at the Manhattan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ New York chapter (CAIR-NY), expressing outrage at the potentially illegal program.

via CAIR: Coalition Calls for DOJ Probe of Secret NYPD-CIA Program to Spy on Muslims