F* the First Amendment, they are Muslims and must be criminals.
Well at least that what the cops in the NYPD seem to think.
And of course the rest of us know this is a blatant
violation of the First Amendment when the NYPD singles
out Muslims to shake down solely because of their religious
NYC police defend undercover spying of Muslims
Associated Press Mon Feb 4, 2013 1:53 PM
WASHINGTON — The New York Police Department is defending its use of
undercover officers to prevent terrorism attacks, saying it follows
the Constitution regardless of what civil rights lawyers say about its
surveillance of the Muslim community.
Police spokesman Paul Browne commented in a statement Monday. It came
after civil rights lawyers claimed in court papers that the police
department had resumed now-banned tactics it used against anti-war
demonstrators in the 1960s and 1970s.
Civil rights lawyers say the NYPD has subjected the Muslim community
to “widespread and intense” surveillance, including where they eat,
shop and worship.
They seek a court order against further surveillance of Muslims
without evidence of crimes. Browne said terrorists have tried to
attack the city at least 16 times since Sept. 11, 2001.