In Appeal, Diverse Groups Challenge District Court’s Dismissal of Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying

By: Friday July 11, 2014 10:23 am

A number of organizations and individuals have decided to support an appeal in a lawsuit against spying against American Muslims by the New York Police Department. In February, federal district court judge William Martini dismissed a lawsuit brought by eight American Muslims. Martini refused to accept that surveillance by the NYPD had caused any suffering. He [...]

Border Patrol Official: Agents Who Talk to Journalists About Immigrant Children May Be Charged with Crime

By: Friday June 13, 2014 5:31 pm

In an email the Associated Press obtained, an assistant chief patrol agent warns thousands of Border Patrol agents if they talk to journalists about the crisis with immigrant children crossing the US-Mexico border they may be charged with committing a crime. Eligio “Lee” Pena warned “more than 3,000 Border Patrol agents that journalists looking for [...]

New York Times Knew Missing American in Iran Was Working for CIA Back in 2007

By: Friday December 13, 2013 3:53 pm

A major story on a retired FBI agent who went missing in Iran was published by the Associated Press yesterday. It revealed details on a coverup at the Central Intelligence Agency to cover up the fact that the agent, Robert Levinson, had been “recruited as a spy by a rogue group of analysts inside the [...]

The ‘Terrorist Hideout’ That Turned Out to Be a Secret NYPD Surveillance Operation

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 11:55 am

Salil Sheth, an apartment superintendent for a complex near the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey, had no intention of finding the location where the New York Police Department (NYPD) was conducting a covert surveillance operations well outside of its jurisdiction. That is exactly what he found when he was conducting the complex’s [...]

Let the Sun Shine: Roundup of Freedom of Information Stories

By: Tuesday March 13, 2012 6:20 pm

The Obama administration has come to be regarded as an administration that is being deceitful when it comes to policies of openness and transparency and, in many cases, worse on freedom of information than the Bush Administration. That is something government officials have had to confront during Sunshine Week, as they try to celebrate freedom [...]

Yet Another AP Report Is Released on NYPD Spying on Muslims

By: Friday March 9, 2012 11:35 am

The release of “newly obtained documents” that clearly show the New York Police Department engaged in ethnic profiling and explicitly targeted Muslims seems to have become a weekly event. Each week, the Associated Press has some “secret files” that make it even more clear how illicit the acts of the NYPD were in the surveillance [...]

The AP’s Investigation on Drone Strikes & the Covert War in Pakistan

By: Saturday February 25, 2012 5:28 pm

The Associated Press has published an investigation into the number of civilians killed by US drone strikes in Pakistan that shows “far fewer civilians than many in the country are led to believe” are being killed. The findings come from a “rare on-the-ground investigation by The Associated Press of 10 of the deadliest attacks in the [...]

NYPD Spied on NJ, Long Island Mosques & Area Businesses

By: Wednesday February 22, 2012 12:24 pm

(update below) The New York Police Department (NYPD) built databases on Muslim-owned businesses and places of worship, according to a report from the Associated Press. The surveillance operation relied on ethnic profiling to produce demographic maps of Long Island, New York, and Newark, New Jersey. The Newark Police Department worked with the NYPD, but according [...]

Backlash Against NYPD’s Covert Surveillance of Muslim Students

By: Tuesday February 21, 2012 11:04 am

(update below) Student associations at schools in the northeastern United States have demanded the attorney general probe the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) “secret surveillance” of students in their associations. The demand comes after investigative reporting published by the Associated Press revealed the NYPD conducted surveillance of Muslim students at Rutgers University, Yale, Columbia, New [...]

Post-Iowa Caucus, CBS/AP Dwell on Occupy’s Impact on Outcome

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 11:13 am

CBS/AP has posted a report on “Occupy the Iowa Caucus,” which sought to have some kind of influence on the Iowa Caucus that happened yesterday. The report concludes that while there were “attention-grabbing protests” in the run-up to the Caucus the outcome of the Caucus shows Occupy has not “matured into a political force.” CBS/AP [...]

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