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  • New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit

    04/15/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    15 April 2014 Last updated at 19:14 ET New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats. The Demographics Unit had dispatched plainclothes detectives to listen to conversations and build files on places frequented by Muslims, US media say. The squad had been the subject of two federal lawsuits in the past, and drew ire from civil rights groups. It is also said to have sowed Muslim mistrust for law enforcement. "This reform is a critical step forward in easing tensions between...
  • NYPD drops surveillance of mosques (Thank you Mayor De Blasio)

    04/16/2014 7:15:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Candidate Bill de Blasio was “deeply troubled” by NYPD surveillance of mosques, and now his police commissioner is dropping the program. Matt Apuzzo and Joseph Goldstein report ion the New York Times: The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped, the department said. The decision by the nation’s largest police force to shutter the controversial surveillance program represents the first sign that William J. Bratton, the department’s new commissioner, is backing away from some of the post-9/11 intelligence-gathering practices...
  • New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators As Long as They're on the City's...

    04/15/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 11, 2014 | NA
    New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators As Long as They're on the City's PayrollSome of New York's most strident gun control advocates have rushed to the defense of an unwitting traveler who was arrested at an airport for a technical violation of a draconian gun law. Has a new era of sanity arrived in the Big Apple? Not really. This defendant happens to be an NYPD officer who is alleged to have violated India's strict firearm regulations. On March 10th, NYPD Officer Manny Encarnacion was arrested when officials at the airport in New Delhi discovered three...
  • New York police end Muslim surveillance program

    04/15/2014 3:29:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 6:18 PM EDT | Tom Hays and Jake Pearson
    The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage. The surveillance program by the NYPD Intelligence Division had come under fire by community activists who accused the department of abusing civil rights. The program relied on plainclothes officers to eavesdrop on people in bookstores, restaurants and mosques. The tactic was detailed in a series of stories by The Associated Press and became the subject of two federal lawsuits. In a series of articles that began in August 2011, the AP...
  • NYPD cop barred from leaving India after accidentally bringing three bullets into country: officials

    04/14/2014 7:03:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4 April, 2014 | Rocco Parascandola, , Jennifer Fermino , Barry Paddock
    An NYPD cop is stuck in India after being arrested for accidentally bringing three bullets into the country, officials said Friday. Officer Manny Encarnacion was taken into custody on March 10 after security at New Delhis Indira Gandhi International Airport found the bullets in his checked baggage, police sources said. Im troubled by it, Mayor de Blasio said Friday of the arrest. We want to make sure we're providing support for him and make sure hes not being treated unfairly. In December, the controversial arrest and strip search of New Delhis then-deputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade in Manhattan for allegedly...
  • Ex NYPD Cop: We Used to Call Sharpton The Fat Rat

    04/09/2014 7:25:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    free beacon ^ | 4/9/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former NYPD detective Bo Dietl told Sean Hannity Al Sharptons contention that he did not know he was an FBI informant in the 1980s is a lot of baloney. Sharpton fiercely maintained in a press conference earlier today that he was not a rat following revelations Sharpton attempted to buy cocaine from an undercover FBI agent. Dietl, speaking Tuesday evening on Fox News, revealed the NYPD had a special nickname for Sharpton after the current MSNBC host became an informant: BO DIETL: There was a lot of involvement with the music industry at that time that Al was involved in....
  • New York City DOE Violates Teacher's Constitutional Rights

    03/13/2014 1:29:32 PM PDT · by clarkster · 1 replies
    Educator Fights Back ^ | 3/12/14 | Francesco Portelos
    On Tuesday March 4, 2014, I received a voicemail from Detective William Connor of the 84 Squad. I found out later that 84 Squad meant Detective Unit of the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn. I called back not thinking too much of it and he tells me that there was a complaint made against me by Chief Information Security Officer Desmond White involving alleged hacking of the NYC payroll system. It had something to do with my satirical post from February How to Hack the DOE Payroll Portal and Give Yourself a Raise. Apparently some people cant take a joke. I...
  • NYPD: A Dangerous Philosophy [Mandatory 12-pound triggers]

    03/06/2014 4:14:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3-4-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    On February 27, 2014, Bearing Arms Editor Bob Owens wrote an article asking one of the more relevant questions extant: “Does the NYPD Have A Training Problem?” Bob’s article tells the story of two rookie NYPD officers who, pursuing a pair of fleeing criminals, fired a total of seven shots and entirely missed the criminal that had turned and fired at them. Unfortunately, the criminal’s marksmanship was far superior and he, firing three rounds, hit one of the officers with all three, once in each leg and once in the groin. The officer is recovering. The NYPD is not publicizing...
  • NYPD Under No Obligation To Protect Citizens

    03/05/2014 8:42:36 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 40 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | March 5,2014 | Bob Livingston
    New York City policemen are under no obligation to protect the citys denizens from harm. So says the city in response to a lawsuit by a man who was attacked on the subway by a man with a knife. Joseph Lozito said police officers Terrance Howell and Tamara Taylor, who were on the subway at the same time, ignored Maksim Gelman as he stormed about the subway in a drug-fueled rage. They even dismissed other passengers who tried to warn them about Gelmans actions. Lozito identified Gelman as the man who approached him telling him he was going to die...
  • Judge Rules (Duh!) That NYPD Can Spy On Mosques

    02/24/2014 5:00:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Investors.com ^ | February 24, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Jihad: In a major victory for homeland security and a major blow to Islamist apologists, a judge has ruled the NYPD's surveillance of mosques was a lawful effort to prevent terrorism, not a civil rights violation. Several radical Islamist front groups including the Muslim Brotherhood-tied Muslim Students Association accused the NYPD of violating their civil rights through a post-9/11 program that included infiltrating and monitoring mosques to gather intelligence on jihadists and disrupt terror plots. In 2011 they sued the police department to kill the program and collect damages. On Friday, a federal judge killed their lawsuit instead....
  • Homeless Seeking Shelter from Cold in Subways to Be Kicked Out, Police Say

    02/20/2014 7:59:51 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 42 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska
    QUEENS The NYPD and the MTA plan to clear homeless men and women out of the subway system after a skyrocketing number of people have sought shelter there from the brutally cold winter, police officials said.
  • De Blasio called cops to spare pal from jail (busted friend had outstanding warrants)

    02/11/2014 3:27:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/11/14 | Jeane MacIntosh
    Mayor de Blasio made a call to a top NYPD spokeswoman about the arrest of a pal who was key to helping him in the black vote last year and the guy was spared a night in jail. Bishop Orlando Findlayter, pastor of New Hope Christian church in Queens, was pulled over at 11:21 p.m. Monday in East Flatbush, Brooklyn for making a left turn without signaling, according to the Wall Street Journal. When cops ran his license, they found two warrants issued on Jan. 16 for failing to appear in court for prior protest arrests. He was arrested...
  • Manhattan man, 84, ticketed for jaywalking to file $5 million lawsuit against city

    01/27/2014 11:16:55 AM PST · by deks · 91 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 27, 2014 | John Marzulli
    We can have police efforts focused on pedestrian safety without violating the civil rights of our citizens, said Wongs lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, who will file a notice of the lawsuit on Monday, naming the city, NYPD and unidentified officers as defendants. Wong maintains the traffic signal was green when he stepped off the curb at the southeast corner of 96th St. and Broadway to cross, but it may have turned red by the time the octogenarian reached the other side, where an unidentified cop stopped him and demanded to see his identification. Wong speaks only Cantonese and Spanish, but understood...
  • Kang Wong Jaywalking: 84-Year-Old Gets Ticket, NYPD Beating

    01/25/2014 8:45:00 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 21 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 01/21/2014 | Michael Mullins
    Kang Wong, 84, was jaywalking on New York Citys Upper West Side on Sunday when police stopped him and attempted to issue him a ticket for the time-honored infraction among New Yorkers. He ended up in a hospital after a police beating.
  • NYPD cops beat an old man bloodyfor jaywalking

    01/21/2014 7:22:23 AM PST · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 20, 2014 | Robby Soave
    The New York Police Department is receiving widespread criticism after officers injured an 84-year-old manwho doesnt speak English and didnt understand police ordersfor the crime of jaywalking. Kang Wong committed jaywalking at an Upper West Side intersection in New York City around 5 p.m. on Sunday, according to the New York Post. He is a resident of the area. An officer soon approached him and tried to write him a ticket. But Wong, who speaks only broken English, didnt understand what was happening, and continued walking away from the officer. When the officer tried to grab him, he pushed back....
  • Former NYC workers charged in disability scam

    01/07/2014 11:59:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2014 2:39 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    Scores of retired New York City police officers, firefighters and prison guards were charged Tuesday with faking psychiatric problems to get federal disability benefitswith some falsely claiming their conditions arose after the Sept. 11 attacks, prosecutors said. Four ringleaders coached the former workers on how to falsely describe symptoms of depression and other mental health problems that allowed them to get payouts high as $500,000, said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. The ringleaders made tens of thousands in dollars in secret kickbacks, Vance said. Among the retirees arrested were 72 city police officers, eight firefighters, five corrections officers...
  • Bloomberg Says Administration Literally Saved 9,200 Lives

    12/28/2013 7:38:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Conservative Happenings ^ | December 28, 2013 | Conservative Happenings
    With just four days left before his 12-year tenure in City Hall comes to an end, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is celebrating what he views as one of his crowning achievements: the record-low homicide rate across the five boroughs.
  • Lawsuit: Cop Tasers Cop, Innocent Man Dies

    12/11/2013 9:54:43 AM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    Gothamist.com ^ | December 9, 2013 | Christopher Robbins
    Police officers fatally shot an emotionally distressed man eight times in his Harlem apartment after one cop accidentally shot his fellow officer with a Taser, prompting the injured officer to scream "He's stabbing me, shoot him!"
  • NYPD Beat Family and Killed Pet Parakeet in Own Home, Lawsuit Says

    12/10/2013 8:45:21 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 42 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | 12/10/2013 | Nicholas Rizzi
    ST. GEORGE A Staten Island woman has sued the city claiming police entered her St. George home without a warrant, beat her family and killed her beloved pet parakeet, according to court documents. Last year, Evelyn Lugo's bird, Tito, was thrown from his cage after it was knocked off a dresser as cops came into her Corson Avenue home, the Daily News first reported. The officers then stepped on the bird intentionally, killing it, court documents say. Officers also beat two of Lugo's sons, her daughter and a family friend, the lawsuit claims. According to court documents, police entered...
  • Unarmed Man Is Charged With Wounding Bystanders Shot by Police Near Times Square

    12/06/2013 11:15:42 AM PST · by Orangedog · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/04/2013 | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
    An unarmed, emotionally disturbed man shot at by the police as he was lurching around traffic near Times Square in September has been charged with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders, according to an indictment unsealed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday.
  • NYPD cracks down on long guns that hold more than five rounds

    12/05/2013 12:04:37 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 70 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Edmund DeMarche
    he New York City Police Department is taking aim at owners of shotguns and rifles capable of holding more than five rounds, demanding such guns be surrendered, altered or taken out of the city. The demand came in the form of some 500 letters mailed out to owners of registered long guns that are in violation of a 2010 city ordinance. The first option for the letter's recipient is to, "Immediately surrender your Rifle and/or Shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City...
  • Brooklyn Cops Arrest & Charge Muslim Man for Hate Crime ... Played "Knock Out" The Jew Game

    11/25/2013 7:31:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    LOOK UNDER THE BURKA OF ISLAM ^ | Sunday, November 24, 2013 | LOOK UNDER THE BURKA OF ISLAM
    Brooklyn Cops Arrest Muslim Man & Charge Him With Hate Crime For Participating In Playing "Knock Out" The Jew Game Police in Brooklyn have arrested 28-year-old Muslim man, Marajh Amrit, 28. Police charged Amrit with two counts of a hate crime and third-degree assault in connection with the hate game knock-out. Amrit and four other men allegedly assaulted a man in Boro Park on Friday morning. The victim, Caucasian Jewish, age 24, told police that the suspects were discussing the knock-out game prior-to punching him in the face on 18th Avenue. Held also in connection with the assault are the...
  • What could possibly go wrong?!? NY Mayor-Elect De Blasio Gets Policing Advice from Ex-Cons

    11/22/2013 12:44:31 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 21, 2013 | Frank Rosario and Natalie O'Neill
    De Blasio gets policing advice from ex-cons Forget Ray Kelly, Bill de Blasio is getting his policing advice from the real experts hardened criminals. A group of 50 ex-cons, junkies and chronic vagrants gathered at a Manhattan Think Tank Thursday to describe what they thought the NYPD should be doing to make their lives easier. The felonious forum outlined a clear get-soft-on-crime vision. I like the idea of ending stop and frisk. That was the first thing that was totally there for me, opined Mikell Green-Grand, a 49-year-old former jailbird who has convictions for grand larceny and identity...
  • Thug beats off-duty NYPD cop to within inch of his life by slamming his head against pavement

    11/18/2013 2:48:52 PM PST · by matt04 · 39 replies
    This is the horrific moment an off-duty New York policeman was beaten to within an inch of his life during a 5.30am brawl. Sergeant Mohammed Deen was attacked outside a restaurant in Ozone Park, Queens, while his wife watched helplessly from their parked car. The 40-year-old was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked and punched - before being left unconscious on the street. Sgt Deen - who has worked for the NYPD for 18 years - suffered serious injuries in the brutal assault, which was captured on a passerby's mobile phone and uploaded to Facebook. He was taken to...
  • Teen Girl Blames Weed Smoking on Bill de Blasio

    11/13/2013 3:15:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    It begins! According to the NYPD, a 16-year-old girl got ornery during the breakup of a Staten Island house party over the weekend, telling the officers that the mayor-elect would condone her choice of revelry. "This is the projects. Everybody smokes weed! De Blasio's gonna legalize it," she said, allegedly. ("Police say she's a budding political expert," the Staten Island Advance winks, like a dad.) "We gonna smoke more weed after you leave," the teenager added. "You ain't my dad! You can't tell me what to do." The little angel has a different story: "I blew them a kiss and...
  • Stopped, Questioned, Nixed - An appeals court rightly throws a biased judge off the citys...

    11/07/2013 3:54:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | 1 November 2013 | Heather Mac Donald
    An appeals court rightly throws a biased judge off the citys policing lawsuit.The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed what was already apparent to disinterested observers of the policing battles in New York City: the federal judge who ruled against the New York Police Department in August is deeply biased. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin declared that the NYPDs stop, question, and frisk practices were deliberately targeted against innocent black and Hispanic New Yorkers. That opinion rested on patent lies against the department and a profound ignorance of policing and crime. But as I argued earlier this year,...
  • Brown Shirts at Brown U?

    11/01/2013 8:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Mona Charen
    When New York City's strikingly successful police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, arrived to address students at Brown University, he was harassed, booed and heckled for 30 long minutes. "Racism is not for debate," they shouted. A university official pleaded with the goons, er, students to permit Kelly to speak, reminding them that they would be free to express disagreement during the Q-and-A session afterwards. "Shout him down!" responded a man in the audience, and the crowd did. Episodes like this are tolerated in America because college faculties, administrators and the press almost uniformly share the students' prejudices and haven't the spine...
  • Termites In Blue

    10/11/2013 8:14:57 AM PDT · by Noremac · 3 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | October 11, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    Listen, I understand that everyone is talking and writing about the government shutdown and the debt ceiling. I don't have anything to add to that discussion, other than that the dynamics of the situation have not changed materially since December of 2012, when I wrote The Chicken Game http://blastedfools.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/the-chicken-game/ I hope that House Republicans will stand their ground, but I don't have anything uniquely insightful on that and certainly not enough to rant for several paragraphs. So, excuse me for that and in the meantime, while we await what will probably be nothing more than a cease fire or a...
  • Cops, one of which was off-duty undercover, rode among bikers that chased, beat Manhattan father

    10/04/2013 5:52:20 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 23 replies
    New York Daily NEws ^ | Oct 4 2013 | Joe Kemp
    A pair of NYPD detectives rode last weekend with the motorcycle mob that battered a Manhattan dad as his terrified family watched, a source told the Daily News. The two cops apparently waited several days after Sundays brutal assault before informing supervisors about their involvement in the high-profile case, the source said.
  • FIVE off-duty NYPD officers were among the bikers involved in SUV attack ...

    10/05/2013 5:10:28 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 101 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 5, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    At least five off-duty New York Police Department officers have admitted being present at the savage revenge beating last weekend on the Henry Hudson Parkway, according to reports. Among the off duty cops were at least two detectives and three other officers, all who witnessed the attack and did little to stop it. One of the detectives, an undercover narcotics officer, watched as the violence broke out and chose not to break it up for fear of ruining his cover. The five officers were not the only ones present, WABC is reporting that the NYPD is investigating whether several off-duty...
  • SEE IT: Pack of motorcyclists chase driver, his wife and child in SUV, attack him in upper Manhattan

    09/30/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 267 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 9/30/13 | Joe Kemp
    The mans Range Rover was surrounded by several bikers on the West Side Highway on Sunday. One biker apparently cut the driver off and slammed on the brakes just before the SUV bumped his rear tire. But when the driver stopped, several bikers began to damage his SUV. Cops are investigating. A pack of bikers pummeled a driver in upper Manhattan on Sunday, after a wild chase that began with a fender bender on the West Side Highway, cops said. The brawl erupted after the victim who was driving his wife and their young child became surrounded by...
  • French court: ID checks on minorities deemed legal

    10/02/2013 12:36:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 2, 2013 3:24 PM EDT | Elaine Ganley
    A French court on Wednesday rejected claims that police identity checks on 13 people from minority groups were racist, saying officers didnt overstep any legal boundaries. The French ruling comes amid a public furor over stop and frisk policies of the New York Police Department. But in that case, being closely watched here, a judge has ruled against NYPD practices said to discriminate against blacks and Hispanics. Anti-racism groups say that non-white Frenchparticularly blacks or those of Arab originface routine discrimination that diminishes their chances of finding jobs, getting into nightclubs and carving out a place for themselves in...
  • Whoa! Joe Bidens Niece Arrested For Reportedly Hitting an NYPD Cop

    09/17/2013 6:57:49 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/17/13 | Andrea Ryan
    Posted by Andrea Ryan on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:21 PM caroline-biden ANDREW THEODORAKIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Caroline Biden, the niece of Vice President Joe Biden, is wheeled into an ambulance after scuffling with police while fighting with her roommate on Tuesday. Ouch! Joe Bidens 29 year old niece, Caroline Biden, was arrested today. The highlight of the story is she threw a punch at an NYPD police officer. The police were called to Carolines apartment where she was reportedly having a fight with her roommate over rent. A police department spokeswoman said Biden had an interaction with police and...
  • Two bystanders struck by NYPD cops opening fire on suspect near Times Square

    09/14/2013 9:18:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 95 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/14/13 | THOMAS TRACY AND RICH SCHAPIRO
    The 35-year-old man police were aiming for was acting erratically around the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd St. and 8th Ave., sources say. Witnesses heard four shots, and two women, ages 54 and 35, were struck.
  • NYPD Designates Mosques as Terrorism Organizations

    08/28/2013 6:02:19 AM PDT · by shove_it · 1 replies
    Time ^ | 28 Aug 2013 | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    (NEW YORK) The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Designating an entire mosque as a terrorism enterprise means that anyone who attends prayer services there is a potential subject of an investigation and fair game for surveillance. Since the 9/11 attacks, the NYPD has opened at least a dozen terrorism enterprise investigations into mosques, according to interviews and confidential police documents. The TEI, as it is known, is a police tool...
  • NYPD has labeled mosques terror groups, spied on them: AP

    08/28/2013 5:56:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    NYPD has labeled mosques terror groups, spied on them: AP NEW YORK The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Designating an entire mosque as a terrorism enterprise means that anyone who attends prayer services there is a potential subject of an investigation and fair game for surveillance. Since the 9/11 attacks, the NYPD has opened at least a dozen "terrorism enterprise investigations" into mosques, according to interviews and confidential police documents. The...
  • NYPD secretly labeled mosques as terror groups (The Horror!)

    08/28/2013 9:49:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Salon / The Associated Press ^ | August 28, 2013 | Natasha Lennard
    Last year, the AP reported in a Pulitzer Prize-winning series that the NYPD has been carrying out a vast and covert surveillance operation on New York and New Jerseys Muslim communities. The NYPD were shown to have investigated and surveilled thousands of innocent muslims. New documents reveal that the police department specifically designated a number of entire mosques as terror organizations, to enable greater surveillance. Lawsuits from the ACLU and other civil liberties groups contend that the tactics are at base unconstitutional, since a person can be treated as a potential terror suspect simply by virtue of attending a designated...
  • NYPD Designates Mosques as Terrorism Organizations

    08/28/2013 8:17:47 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    NYT ^ | Aug. 28, 2013 | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    NEW YORK) The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Designating an entire mosque as a terrorism enterprise means that anyone who attends prayer services there is a potential subject of an investigation and fair game for surveillance. Read more: http://nation.time.com/2013/08/28/nypd-designates-mosques-as-terrorism-organizations/#ixzz2dH35MYzO
  • NYPD cops say they won't go above and beyond the call of duty over 'stop-frisk' lawsuit risks

    08/24/2013 4:55:00 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 64 replies
    NYP ^ | August 24, 2013 | DANA SAUCHELLI, JAMIE SCHRAM and NATASHA VELEZ
    Nypd beat cops posted a police-union warning in every precinct yesterday instructing officers not to go above and beyond the call of duty or risk losing their jobs because of the new stop-and-frisk laws, The Post has learned. All officers should take action if he or she sees a crime in progress, or if he or she sees that his or her life or the life of another person is in danger . . . [But] all officers should be careful not to initiate any law-enforcement action that could be construed as violating the new legislation and subject the...
  • NYPD Needs a Better Shooting Program

    08/08/2013 1:05:05 PM PDT · by rover3 · 4 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 8/82013 | J Hin
    NYPD states that after reviewing its reports on Officers death involving shootouts. NYPD clearly understands sight shooting isn't required in close quarter shooting. In other words, all you have to do is instinctively point and shoot and you'll hit your target at 10 feet or less. So why did it take NYPD so long to figure this out? Were they just waiting to tally up the scores between cop vs bad guy before they make a decision to make the change. Money was being spent x amount of dollars per year on useless gun program that are suppose to be...
  • NYPD Cops Embrace Darth Vaders Theme Song

    07/10/2013 12:42:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/10/2013 | Dan Amira
    Tyler Sargent was out for a nighttime run in Prospect Park two weeks ago, at around 9 p.m., when he heard some familiar music in the distance. It was the "Imperial March" also known as Darth Vader's theme song and it was growing louder. That's when an NYPD cruiser drove by him, "blasting" the song "at a volume that surely must have drowned out any emergencies being dispatched from the Death Star," Sargent (who happens to be the former bassist for the band Clap Yours Hands Say Yeah) tells Daily Intelligencer. "The cops were laughing like stoned high-school...
  • NYPD, Brookhaven Releasing Harmless Gases In Subway For Chemical Weapon Study

    07/09/2013 6:50:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    NBCNew York ^ | July 9,2013 | NBCNew York
    The NYPD is releasing harmless gases into the subway system during the morning rush beginning Tuesday to study how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the air.
  • NYPD Rolling Out Every High-Tech Gadget Imaginable To Keep City Safe On July 4

    07/04/2013 4:29:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 4, 2013 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The city will be on high security alert this Fourth of July holiday, spending money and resources to make sure its biggest celebration is a safe one.
  • CIA Agents Were Embedded With NYPD And Had No Limits

    06/28/2013 10:39:37 PM PDT · by Altariel · 26 replies
    Firedoglake.com ^ | July 28, 2013 | DSWright
    According to a recently declassified Inspector General report the CIA embedded four intelligence officers inside the New York Police Department even though an Executive Order and the National Security Act of 1947 explicitly forbid the CIA from conducting domestic surveillance. The report, completed in 2011, says that officers believed there were no limitations on their activities and the scope of their work went beyond foreign intelligence. Four Central Intelligence Agency officers were embedded with the New York Police Department in the decade after Sept. 11, 2001, including one official who helped conduct surveillance operations in the United States, according to...
  • New York police sued over surveillance of Muslims

    06/18/2013 12:00:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/18/2013 | Chris Francescani
    The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the New York Police Department over its surveillance of Muslim communities, accusing the police of trampling on religious freedoms and constitutional guarantees of equality. The surveillance by the NYPD's intelligence division has extended beyond New York City's five boroughs into neighboring New Jersey and other nearby states. The police department says that surveillance of Muslims is legal under an earlier federal court order. The lawsuit is the latest skirmish in an ongoing battle between the NYPD and civil liberties advocates over the department's aggressive policing tactics - including...
  • Bloomberg bodyguard jailed for seven years for attempted murder in love triangle shooting

    06/18/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 06/17/2013 | Jill Reilly
    Mayor Bloomberg's bodyguard has been jailed for seven years for attempted murder in a love triangle shooting. Leopold McLean, 49, shot his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend outside her home in November 2010. The shooting took place after the veteran NYPD officer had dropped off Mayor Bloombergs daughter Georgina at home after a Knicks game.
  • Bloomberg Hates Eric Holder's NYPD Federal Monitor, Calls It a "Terrible Idea"

    06/16/2013 11:46:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Fri., Jun. 14 2013 | John Surico
    It comes as no surprise that controversy would ride the coattails of the news yesterday that Attorney General Eric Holder may suggest a federal monitor over the NYPD should stop-and-frisk be deemed unconstitutional in Floyd v. New York. Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly freaked out in a teleconference with Holder the other day when they heard about the Justice Department's proposal. And yesterday, at an unrelated press conference, the m ayor made his opposition to the proposal absolutely, 100 percent clear. Contrary to an inspector general--a City Council proposal in the Community Safety Act currently making its way through...
  • New York bill would make it a felony to annoy a police officer

    06/07/2013 4:43:33 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/2013 | Fox News
    A bill making its way through the New York state legislature would make it a crime to annoy a police officer by subjecting them to physical contact. The New York State Senate on Wednesday passed the bill that would make it a felony to "harass, annoy, threaten or alarm" an on-duty police officer, WIVB.com reported.
  • NYPD to up presence after bias killing of gay man

    05/20/2013 2:03:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2013 4:44 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz and Tom Hays
    A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing in the heart of one of its most gay-friendly neighborhoods, is stirring up anxiety, disbelief and outrage heading into what is usually a time of gay pride celebration. In the wake of last weekends deadly shooting on a street in Greenwich Village, officials said Monday that police would increase their presence in the Village and nearby neighborhoods through the end of Junegay pride month. I dont know why it feels like we have taken a step backward, but that is the case, and what were...
  • Gay activists with dirty hands at St. Patricks Cathedral are denied entry

    05/09/2013 12:23:28 PM PDT · by topher · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 5-9-2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    Gay activists show up with dirty hands to protest Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral, are denied entry NEW YORK CITY, May 7, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) After Timothy Cardinal Dolan wrote a column comparing practicing homosexuals and others who approach Holy Communion in a state of serious sin to children who fail to wash their hands before supper, homosexual Catholics and their supporters showed up for Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral with filthy hands as a form of protest, and were denied entry. Joseph Amodeo, the organizer of the protest, said that the act of dirtying their hands was an attempt...