LAPD modifies surveillance program of Muslims

LOS ANGELES (RNS) Muslim leaders have worked with the Los Angeles Police Department to modify its new surveillance program on suspicious activities, following recent disclosure that the New York Police Department had been spying on local Muslims. By David Finnigan.

FBI says Muslims’ trust is broken by NYPD spying

Jason Grant |

NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) As friction over the New York police spying on New Jersey's Muslims continues to grow, the state's top FBI officer  said the uproar is damaging his agency's ability to gather important counterterrorism intelligence. By Jason Grant.

N.J. leaders seek to ease anger over NYPD probe of Muslims

James Queally and Christopher Baxter |

NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Amid concern over the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslims beyond New York City, state and federal law enforcement officials plan to hold a summit Saturday to assure religious leaders that they are addressing the NYPD incursions into New Jersey. By James Queally and Christopher Baxter.

NYPD’s Muslim surveillance extended well beyond New York

David Giambusso and James Queally |

NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) New reports on the extent of surveillance of Muslim groups by the New York Police Department revealed the NYPD had been operating well outside its jurisdiction, cataloging Muslim communities on Long Island, New Jersey and campuses across the region. By David Giambusso and James Queally.

Muslims petition attorney general for NYPD probe

Omar Sacirbey |

(RNS) More than 30 Muslim and legal advocacy groups are urging New York’s attorney general to investigate the New York City Police Department after it was hit by a second scandal in as many weeks involving Muslim Americans. By Omar Sacirbey. 250.

Muslims call for NYPD chief to resign over video

Omar Sacirbey |

(RNS) Muslim American groups are calling for New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to resign after for allegedly covering up his role in “The Third Jihad,” a documentary film that critics say demonizes Muslims and was shown to nearly 1,500 police officers and detectives. By Omar Sacirbey. 250.