(RNS) Muslims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, where the spying took place, said the program intimidated Muslims from attending mosques, speaking in public and making charitable contributions to Muslim charities.
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(RNS) A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday urging a civil rights investigation into a New York City Police Department program that spies on Muslims.
(RNS) Muslim civil rights activists are headed to court with a suit to end a New York City Police Department program that they say violates their constitutional rights by spying on Muslims based only on their religion. By Omar Sacirbey.
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.
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.