“The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has reported that it will ask the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation into the New York Police Department’s program to monitor Islamic extremism. According to the CAIR press release.
“The [NYPD] has dispatched teams of 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. NYPD officials have scrutinized imams and gathered intelligence on cab drivers and food cart vendors, jobs often done by Muslims.”
Way to go NYPD! h/t ml