Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit against NYPD for Spying on Muslims

A judge in Newark, New Jersey, dismissed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department for having spied on Muslim Americans at mosques, restaurants, and schools. The judge found that spying on individuals for their Muslim faith was a logical step to take in uncovering terrorist plots by Islamic extremists.
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“The police could not have monitored New Jersey for Muslim terrorist activities without monitoring the Muslim community itself," wrote U.S. District Judge William Martini in his opinion dismissing the lawsuit. The lawsuit, a result of a series of Associated Press articles uncovering the detailed surveillance of Muslim communities in the United States, alleged that the monitoring of groups based on their religious affiliation violated the civil rights of those being monitored. Judge Martini dismissed the idea that discrimination fueled the surveillance, instead suggesting that "the more likely explanation for the surveillance was to locate budding terrorist conspiracies."
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