"NEW YORK (AP) - Working with the CIA, the New York Police Department
maintained a list of "ancestries of interest" and dispatched
undercover officers to monitor Muslim businesses and social groups,
according to new documents that offer a rare glimpse inside an
intelligence program the NYPD insists doesn't exist.
The documents add new details to an Associated Press investigation
that explained how undercover NYPD officers singled out Muslim
communities for surveillance and infiltration.
The Demographics Unit, a squad of 16 officers fluent in a total of at
least five languages, was told to map ethnic communities in New York,
New Jersey and Connecticut and identify where people socialize, shop
Once that analysis was complete, according to documents obtained by
the AP, the NYPD would "deploy officers in civilian clothes throughout
the ethnic communities.""
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