Nypd, Ramsey Qassem, Law Enforcement discussed on All Things Considered

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Our rights to privacy rights assembling our rights to just practice our faith freely without that sort of stigma from was very agency that was supposed to protect us after more than two and a half years of legal negotiation this spring down the end his team settled as part of the subtle oh meant the nypd agreed to never again subject an entire religious community to openended investigationss here's doug use attorney ramsey qassem sued the first time who mine eleven that any law enforcement or investigative on carjon pages he has had its ability to spy on muslims limited and anyway before the nypd could use under is warm cormon can mosques and community center gun political organization i resort what we've built into these revised rules is that now the nypd hilmi you hit it there is no less intrusive alternative the most striking change the lawsuit triggered is a new civilian representative who now sits on an internal nypd committee that reviews investigations that representatives a former federal judge in us attorney in connecticut steven robinson he didn't respond to interview requests send the nypd declined to talk for this story but john miller the nypd topkin counterterrorism official addressed accusations about nypd spying at a city council hearing last month this is all bald up into some kind of paranoia we operate under strict rules miller brought up the new settlement to show how cops are addressing concerns about civil liberties the civilian representative is given unfettered access to the courts to communicate any concern arising out of his function on the committee in other words if the nypd crosses the line again the civilian wrap can reported to a judge there are some.

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