“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
New York counter-terrorism tactics are vital to the nation, not only because of New York’s importance as a target, but because infringement on their successful measures by leftist New York courts will be replicated throughout the nation.
Communist NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio settled with the leftist courts in a lawsuit with the Muslim community, a case taken up by the ACLU, which is a decidedly anti-American organization. Bloomberg and Giuliani would have appealed the decision.
Part of the settlement requires the New York Police Department to remove from its online records an investigation pertaining to the rise of Islamic extremists in the West and the threats these individuals pose.
The NYPD also has to mitigate the impact of future terror investigations on religious and political groups.
The word “profiling” has been redefined and now means not targeting those groups that would be most likely to commit the terrorism.
The Muslim advocacy organizations that supported this lawsuit are tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.
A document titled, “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat” is at the core of the settlement. It examines how terrorists come to the US and carry out terror attacks. You can read it here for now: Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat – NYPD … The Sentinel and everyone else has it stored for when it’s removed but the problem is there will be no more honest reports like this, it cannot be used in training, and this sends a chill through any future investigations.
The NYPD also has to train their officers to not investigate Muslim groups “improperly”.
This lawsuit has been bounced around since 9/11 but this particular variation of it was begun in 2013. They now have a cooperative communist in power.
It sets precedent.
The case is Raza vs. City of New York and the CLEAR project at CUNY. CUNY has been a hotbed of communists for decades and still is. Many believe the ACLU is a front group for communists.
This is what is generally banned [It can be found at the ACLU website – I don’t link to communists]:
Prohibiting investigations in which race, religion, or ethnicity is a substantial or motivating factor;
Requiring articulable and factual information before the NYPD can launch a preliminary investigation into political or religious activity;
Requiring the NYPD to account for the potential effect of investigative techniques on constitutionally protected activities such as religious worship and political meetings;
Limiting the NYPD’s use of undercovers and confidential informants to situations in which the information sought cannot reasonably be obtained in a timely and effective way by less intrusive means;
Putting an end to open-ended investigations by imposing presumptive time limits and requiring reviews of ongoing investigations every six months;
Installing a Civilian Representative within the NYPD, with the power and obligation to ensure all safeguards are followed and to serve as a check on investigations directed at political and religious activities; and
Removing from the NYPD website the discredited and unscientific Radicalization in the West report, which justified discriminatory surveillance, and affirming that the report is not and will not be relied upon to open or prolong NYPD investigations.
This appears to handcuff the NYPD. It’s so general, the officers could be in trouble for any slight and they can’t engage in normal surveillance of the type used with the Mafia. The NYPD officials feel confident that it will not affect their counter terrorism operation but one has to wonder if that is realistic.