Add Muslim College Students to the List The NYPD Has Spied On

NYPDJoe Coscarelli writes in New York Magazine’s Daily Intel:

The Associated Press’s series on NYPD spying continues today with the news that Muslim students at colleges in New York were investigated covertly by the secret NYPD and CIA program that also monitored community centers, government allies, and entire neighborhoods in the years after September 11. The new report places NYPD undercover officers at schools including Brooklyn College, Baruch, Hunter, City College, Queens College, La Guardia, and St. John’s, where they sought out student radicalization. But according to experts, their methods “may have broken a 19-year-old pact with the colleges and violated U.S. privacy laws, jeopardizing millions of dollars in federal research money and student aid.”

“The government, through the police department, is working privately to destroy the private lives of Muslim citizens,” said Moustafa Bayoumi, an English professor at Brooklyn College.

“We come to the room, we talk, we chill,” said one 20-year-old student of his Islamic Society group at school. “So if another sister comes into the room and she’s a cop, that’s not cool. I’m really scared about this.”

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  • Lucifershal0

    Honestly that does make me feel safer. You can’t trust anyone anymore. :( Thats why i always carry a loaded .45 where ever I go!

  • Lucifershal0

    Honestly that does make me feel safer. You can’t trust anyone anymore. :( Thats why i always carry a loaded .45 where ever I go!

    • patrick

      what are you scared of?

  • Hadrian999

    we should probably just make a list of people who aren’t being spied on by the NYPD

  • Hadrian999

    we should probably just make a list of people who aren’t being spied on by the NYPD

  • Hadrian999

    The sad thing about america today is that if you are in any kind of organization for political , economic,or social change you have to operate like you are part of a covert operation deep inside enemy territory, if you oppose the status quo in any way political, police, and intelligence agencies will attempt to penetrate and subvert you  or outright attack you. if you organize at all you better know  counter intelligence tactics and espionage field craft just to deal with your own government

  • Hadrian999

    The sad thing about america today is that if you are in any kind of organization for political , economic,or social change you have to operate like you are part of a covert operation deep inside enemy territory, if you oppose the status quo in any way political, police, and intelligence agencies will attempt to penetrate and subvert you  or outright attack you. if you organize at all you better know  counter intelligence tactics and espionage field craft just to deal with your own government

    • patrick

      This is not recent. Always been like that.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Since the 60′s it has been widely understood that Big Homelander (as he is now called)
    was watching and his Pinkerton flunkies were everywhere people were.

    But its not just the cops.
    Today people snitch and rat-out each other just for petty revenge.
    Which is how you know nothing is really going on out there;
    because a noisy neighbor would have ratted out any terrorists by now.

    If there weren’t any terrorists
    the FBI would have to invent them…
    oh yeah, they do.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Since the 60′s it has been widely understood that Big Homelander (as he is now called)
    was watching and his Pinkerton flunkies were everywhere people were.

    But its not just the cops.
    Today people snitch and rat-out each other just for petty revenge.
    Which is how you know nothing is really going on out there;
    because a noisy neighbor would have ratted out any terrorists by now.

    If there weren’t any terrorists
    the FBI would have to invent them…
    oh yeah, they do.

  • patrick

    This is not recent. Always been like that.

  • patrick

    what are you scared of?

  • patrick

    what are you scared of?

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