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The NYPD disbanded its Demographics Unit — responsible for sending plainclothes agents to spy on Muslim communities — last month, but the spying hasn’t stopped. As the New York Times reports, the department’s Citywide Debriefing Team began asking local Muslims arrested for low-level crimes to inform police of the goings-on at mosques, cafes, and restaurants in exchange for […]

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Finally, the NYPD unit responsible for the department’s widespread spying on Muslim communities has been disbanded. The Demographics Unit sent infiltrators into student groups, surveilled mosques, and collected data on the daily comings and goings of Muslim people in the city and New Jersey. According to an NYPD chief’s testimony in 2012, it generated no […]

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In 2011, the Associated Press published an article detailing the ways the CIA assists the NYPD in its surveillance of the local Muslim community–a practice that’s now being challenged in several high-profile lawsuits. This prompted the CIA’s inspector general, who oversees Agency operations, to begin an investigation into the collaboration, as CIA agents are not […]

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In over six years of spying on and cataloguing Muslims, the NYPD’s secret Demographics Unit did not produce a single lead or trigger a terrorism investigation, the department acknowledged in court testimony unsealed yesterday. We say “secret” because the NYPD denied the unit existed when the AP reported on its existence last year. The Demographics […]

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Audio was just released of the 911 call in New Brunswick, NJ that busted open an out-of-state NYPD safehouse in 2009–which was only made public after a lawsuit by the Associated Press. The safehouse was littered with pictures of terrorists, literature on the Muslim religion, and pictures of the neighboring buildings, according to the caller […]

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