Thursday, July 26, 2012

NYC Police Overstep Bounds

This story originally broke a while back, but new information is now available:  The 911 tape that started it all.  In 2009, the New York City Police Department was caught with a safe house in New Jersey.  Specifically, they were watching local Muslim groups and putting all their information into a database.  Then the NYC police department tried to claim that they weren't doing anything illegal, because the police officers weren't doing anything "official."

This really upsets me.  It reminds me of McCarthyism in the 1950s, when people were terrified of being accused of being a Red.  Except, most Muslims tend to have darker skin.  If the police were doing this to Catholics, people would be horrified. So why is it acceptable to treat Muslims this way?

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