NYPD Undercover "Converted" To Islam To Spy On Brooklyn College Students: Gothamist. Muslim women participate in the 2nd annual New Horizons gathering on June 5, 2011 in Brooklyn (Getty Images) On the leafy Midwood campus of Brooklyn College, a lecture at the school’s Islamic Society had just ended when a woman stood up and asked to take the Shahada, the Muslim testimony of faith.
Nobody knew the woman with light skin and dark hair, who appeared to be in her twenties. In a voice that lilted up at the end of each sentence, she began professing her new beliefs. “Melike Ser” or “Mel,” was not a student and had no apparent connections to the school, but the students embraced her anyway, excited about her conversion. This past April, four years after Mel’s public act of faith, two Queens residents, Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui, were arrested and charged with allegedly planning to build a bomb.
“I felt violated,” said Jehan, 30, who met Mel years ago in the Brooklyn College ISO prayer room. “You trust someone, you talk to them. It was also a question of faith. Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow officers - Al Arabiya News. How the NYPD is using social media to put Harlem teens behind bars. The mountains of digital media posted online are a tangled web of connections In November of 2011, the crew life caught up with them.
Asheem was arrested on conspiracy charges as part of gang raid that targeted the Goodfellas. Street artist behind satirical NYPD "Drone" posters arrested. NYPD for hire: how uniformed New York cops moonlight for banks. I was surprised two weeks ago to walk into my local TD Bank, on Greenwich Avenue in the West Village, New York to find that the security officer who was usually standing by, on alert, had been replaced by a uniformed, armed, radio-carrying New York Police Department officer, Officer Battle.
I confirmed from him that he was, in fact, an NYPD officer – and was working part-time for TD bank. Of course, this raised red flags for me. After the violent crackdown on Occupy Wall Street in November of 2011, when that group was having some of its most significant successes in protests and actions that challenged private banks and Wall Street institutions, many wondered what had motivated the unexpected aggression against protesters by local police officers tasked, at least overtly by municipal law, with upholding their first amendment rights. OCCUPY WALL STREET BEST MSM Footage NYPD Police Brutality. NYPD Arrests 700 #OccupyWallStreet Protesters On The Brooklyn Bridge. An Important Video to Watch: Pepper-Spray by a Cruel and Cowardly NYC Cop - James Fallows - National.
Unless there is something faked about this video, which is on the New York Times' City Room site and is based on annotation and slow-mo apparently from USLaw.com, a uniformed New York City police officer abused power in a way that was cruel and cowardly during yesterday's Wall Street protests. It's worth the time to watch. He walks up; unprovoked he shoots Mace or pepper spray straight into the eyes of women held inside a police enclosure; he turns and walks away quickly (as they scream, wail, and fall to the ground clawing at their eyes) in a way familiar from hitmen in crime movies; and he discreetly reholsters his spray can. You may have already seen this. If you haven't, it is worth knowing about. Think about it: If this were part of some concerted, "appropriate" crowd-control plan, then presumably the pepper-spray officer would have talked with the other policemen trying to control the women.
NYPD CIA Anti-Terror Operations Conducted In Secret For Years. NEW YORK (Associated Press)-- Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the New York Police Department has become one of the nation's most aggressive domestic intelligence agencies, targeting ethnic communities in ways that would run afoul of civil liberties rules if practiced by the federal government, an Associated Press investigation has found.
These operations have benefited from unprecedented help from the CIA, a partnership that has blurred the line between foreign and domestic spying. The department has dispatched undercover officers, known as "rakers," into minority neighborhoods as part of a human mapping program, according to officials directly involved in the program. They've monitored daily life in bookstores, bars, cafes and nightclubs. Police have also used informants, known as "mosque crawlers," to monitor sermons, even when there's no evidence of wrongdoing. New Jersey Muslims sue to protect their rights from NYPD spying. Thursday 7 June, in a historic move, eight Muslims from New Jersey filed a federal lawsuit against the City of New York.
The case, Hassan et al v City of New York, is the first ever to challenge the NYPD's intelligence programmes. The lawsuit seeks to remedy the targeting of Muslims for surveillance "based solely upon their religion" by the New York City Police Department. Is The NYPD's "Protect & Serve" Policy A Thing Of The Past?
Did NYPD "Undercover Agent" Try to Suborn Tarek Mehanna into a "Terrorist Plot"? My arrest and trial had little to do with “terrorism.”
The overwhelming majority of “terrorism” cases in America can fit into a category in which the FBI picks the gullible Muslim youth, sends an undercover agent to “befriend” him, and over a period of time, prod him to agree to carry out some attack. The agreement is recorded on tape. The undercover FBI agent offers the kid weapons, and arrests him as soon as he is about to proceed with the so-called “plot.”