Mayor More Outraged by Biased Anti-Muslim Film than Biased Anti-Muslim Profiling

01.25.12 Bucky Turco

Last summer, when it was reported that the NYPD, with an assist from the CIA, occupied Muslim neighborhoods in New York City with the hopes of finding terrorists there, Mayor Bloomberg applauded their actions: “In the end the NYPD’s first job is prevention, and I think they’ve done a very good job at that.”

However, he’s not nearly as supportive of the police department’s use of a propagandist anti-Muslim film that was utilized as part of a training program. In fact, he’s mildly outraged. “Somebody exercised some terrible judgment. I don’t know who. We’ll find out,” said Bloomberg.

News of the film’s existence was first broke by the Village Voice and at the time, NYPD Spokesman Paul Browne claimed it was a “wacky film” that had only been shown “a couple of times.” But according to the New York Times, it was played on a “continuos loop” for up to a year which means that Browne outright lied. It’s also not the only thing he lied about.