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LAPD Modifies Surveillance Program Of Muslims

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LOS ANGELES (RNS) After lobbying from Muslim and Sikh leaders, the Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to modify its information-gathering program on suspicious activities after the New York Police Department came under fire for spying on local Muslims.

Since 2008, the LAPD has used the federal Suspicious Activities Reporting (SAR) program to file reports on potential terrorist-related actions, such as someone photographing certain buildings. Sikh and Muslim leaders said the LAPD’s Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau should ensure that future suspicious activity reports are prompted by actual behavior with apparently genuine criminal or terrorist elements.

Under the new guidelines, information that’s gathered on what later is determined to be innocent behavior, but still remaining in SAR files, will be erased from counterterrorism databases.

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Posted by on May 22, 2012. Filed under Americas,Faith,Islam,Islam: A Religion of Peace,Islamism,Islamophobia,Law and Religion,Muslims for Peace,Peace. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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