The NYPD's Secret Surveillance of Muslims: Its Impacts and Repercussions

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The AP's Pulitzer-winning series focused on the New York Police Department's secret monitoring of Muslim communities. The NYPD transformed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the AP found. With help from the Central Intelligence Agency — which is prohibited from spying on Americans — the NYPD developed aggressive surveillance tactics to spy on Muslim communities in New York and beyond. The Takeaway has followed this story since the AP began its series last August. Debbie Almontaser, Board Chair of Muslim Consultative Network and coalition member of Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition, and Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations for our co-producer WNYC, offer their insights into the series itself and its fallout, for the police, politicians and citizens, in New York and beyond.