N.J. AG: NYPD Did No Wrong in Secretly Surveilling N.J. Muslims

Religion News Service’s┬áTed Sherman reports on New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa’s announcement last week that his office had found that the New York Police Department did not violate the state’s civil or criminal laws when it secretly surveilled Muslim businesses and mosques in New Jersey. Sherman writes that leaders in New Jersey’s Muslim community, on hand in Trenton for a public briefing on the three-month long probe, “reacted to the findings with anger and disappointment. ‘We thought the AG was on our side,’ said Aref Assaf, president of the American Arab Forum, who called the revelations at the meeting ‘stunning and offensive. … I was ready to walk out.'”

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