The Secret NYPD Muslim Surveillance Program

Here’s a breaking news story I did in the aftermath of the news that the NYPD was spying on Muslim student groups at colleges in Brooklyn. (originally published in The Brooklyn Ink, Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 2011)

Undercover Operation Angers Brooklyn College Students

Students at Brooklyn College reacted, at turns, with both outrage and acceptance over a report that the New York Police Department used undercover officers to infiltrate Muslim student groups on campus.

According to a CBS news report this morning, The Associated Press obtained documents that show that the NYPD has been sending undercover officers to schools and colleges like Brooklyn College to infiltrate Muslim student groups and monitor their activities.

“It’s definitely scary, it makes me think twice about what I say when I’m speaking to someone on the phone when I’m on campus,” said sophomore Faria Imtiaz, a member of the Muslim Students Association. “It shows that if it could happen to us, it could happen to anyone.”…Read the whole article at The Brooklyn Ink

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