NYC settles lawsuits over Muslim surveillance by police pays 1.6 million in Jizya

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will tighten safeguards against illegal surveillance of Muslims in secret investigations of terror threats and install a civilian representative on an advisory committee that reviews the probes under the terms of a settlement of two high-profile civil rights lawsuits, lawyers said Thursday.

The announcement of a deal came after months of negotiations aimed at formally ending litigation over accusations that the nation’s largest police department had cast a shadow over Muslim communities with a covert campaign of religious profiling and illegal spying.

The NYPD didn’t admit any wrongdoing, and the city won’t pay any damages other than about $1.6 million for the plaintiff’s legal fees. The department instead agreed to codify civil rights and other protections required under the court-ordered Handschu decree, which was put in place in response to surveillance used against war protesters in the 1960s and ’70s. The decree was relaxed after the Sept. 11 terror attacks to allow police to more freely monitor political activity in public places.

  • Martin B

    A reminder that Germany has no monopoly on insanity when it comes to dealing with Islam.

    • David Murrell

      True enough. And one can be sure that Mayor Bill Di Blasio is happy to pay off termites to murder innocent New Yorkers.

  • chayisun

    Wonderful So the muslims can do whatever they want, preach hate, plan attacks all within the walls of the mosques. Firebomb a Church? no problem. Desecrate a Jewish Temple? No problem. Touch a mosque with a package of bacon and all hell breaks loose.
    The muslims have infested Europe and they are now being INVITED into North America. Bedbugs and cockroaches would be more welcome. islam is a cult that needs to be exterminated. It has no place in the civilized world.

  • Maggat

    Dust mote by dust mote, grain of sand by grain of sand, pebble by pebble, stone by stone, brick by brick, those bastards will dismantle our civilization.

    • Alain

      In truth it is the neo-marxists who are the most guilty, since they are the ones permitting this to go on. That such a law suit was even allowed to say nothing of the caving in is proof enough.

  • Exile1981

    The civilian rep on the review board will be a muslim appointed by Cair

    • David Murrell

      …a Muslim who supports the murder of innocent civilians.

      • Exile1981

        And who will leak the fact they are under surveillance to the jihadis.

  • tom_billesley

    I thought I recognized that building.

  • SDMatt

    the nation’s largest police department had cast a shadow over Muslim communities

    Hold on: who’s casting a shadow over whom?

  • pdxnag

    We need to dissolve any law that allows seditionists to sue for damages.

  • k1962

    Disgusting. We cannot even protect ourselves in the most harmless of ways.

  • JoKeR

    It’s always the same with their lawfare

    • Clausewitz

      Well it is one of the major steps in the Muslim Brotherhoods Manifesto.