Police Spying On Mosques

Haroon Moghul on WBUR, February 27, 2012

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New York took the biggest hit on 9/11. The New York City Police Department made the biggest response. Brought in big guns from the CIA. Pumped up surveillance all over. Launched a big campaign, deep and wide, to look in on its Muslim population.

For a while it won praise. Now people are wondering if the NYPD has gone too far. Maybe way too far. Spying on mosques. In mosques. Sweeping up worshipper license plates. Tracking Muslim students. Surveilling with a very broad brush. Well beyond New York.

This hour, On Point: How much is too much policing?

Haroon Moghul, fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, appears on On Point with Tom Ashbrook.