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New York - Deal To End Illegal Surveillance Of Muslims Gets Mixed Reax

Published on: April 19, 2016 08:02 PM
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FILE - NYPD officers stand near worshippers as they gather outside the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque ahead of Eid Al-Adha prayers in the Brooklyn borough of New York September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith FILE - NYPD officers stand near worshippers as they gather outside the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque ahead of Eid Al-Adha prayers in the Brooklyn borough of New York September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

New York - Members of the Muslim community are asking for more time to digest the terms of a deal aimed at preventing illegal surveillance by the New York Police Department.

At a Manhattan hearing Tuesday, federal Judge Charles Haight (hayt) seemed receptive to considering delaying until August a decision on whether to approve the latest version of restrictions on surveillance. The hearing resumes Wednesday.

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New restrictions were announced in January after The Associated Press revealed that New York City police spied on Muslims, infiltrated student groups and sent informants to mosques.

Lawyers negotiated the deal to change rules first set after a 1971 lawsuit challenged surveillance of war protesters in the 1960s and ‘70s. A 1980s decree was relaxed after the Sept. 11 terror attacks to help police fight terrorism.



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 Apr 20, 2016 at 12:44 AM Normal Says:

100% of terrorists in the world are Muslims but to be politically correct they should instead keep Sikhs under surveillance.

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