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NYPD Will Continue Spying in the Muslim Community With Undercovers, Informants

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From Daily Beast

NYPD Will Continue Spying in the Muslim Community With Undercovers, Informants

Officials inside the police department say the end of the Demographic Unit is not the first step in dismantling an intelligence program meant to protect the city from terrorist attacks after 9/11.
The New York City Police Department is curtailing its spying ON the Muslim community, but it will continue spying IN the Muslim community.And it will do so as part of an ongoing counter-terrorism effort that includes the use of undercovers and confidential informants.In fact, the department is training more undercovers even now.So, despite what some may say, the shutdown of the Zone Assessment Unit—previously named the Demographic Unit—is not the first step in dismantling the intelligence operation created under the previous police commissioner, Raymond Kelly.And, despite what some Kelly fans may fear, the city will not suddenly become more vulnerable to an attack.

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