1. BACKLASH

    Students Outraged at NYPD Spying

    In this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 photo, people walk on the University at Buffalo campus in Buffalo, N.Y. The New York Police Department monitored Muslim college students far more broadly than previously known, at schools far beyond the city limits, including the University at Buffalo, the Ivy League colleges of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    David Duprey / AP Photo

    A spying program in the New York Police Department set off controversy after the Associated Press revealed Saturday that the department monitored Muslim students at universities across the Eastern U.S. Yale University objected to the NYPD cruising the Web pages of its Muslim student organizations, while Rutgers University also protested the surveillance, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations called for an investigation. An NYPD spokesman said the department wanted to gain a better understanding of what happened inside Muslim student groups, since 12 people who have been arrested on terrorism charges were originally members of similar organizations.

    Read it at Associated Press