Tapes Reveal NYPD’s Muslim Ops

    NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 24:  Female Muslim Rutgers students attend a news conference along with other students and Muslim community leaders on the campus of Rutgers University to address allegations over surveillance of students and other members of the Muslim community by the New York Police Department (NYPD) on February 24, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. The NYPD has come under renewed criticism following revelations that officers crossed into New Jersey to conduct surveillance on Newark and area muslims, including students at Rutgers University. The NYPD contends that they informed their counterparts in New Jersey and that the surveillance was part of their post 9/11 security measures. Officials in New Jersey, including Newark mayor Cory Booker, claim they were not informed .  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    After more than a year of requests, The Associated Press has received access to a 911 tape the New York Police Department has tried to keep from the public. The recording details a confused New Brunswick, N.J., building superintendent’s unwitting discovery of an NYPD safe house, used while conducting undercover surveillance on Muslims in the New York area. Following the 911 call, in which the dispatcher was just as confused as the superintendent calling, the New Brunswick police and FBI rushed to the apartment, having no idea the NYPD had been in town spying on the city’s Muslim citizens. Embarrassed, the NYPD demanded its materials back from the FBI, tried to keep the 911 tape a secret, and still will not discuss the New Jersey mission. Yet the tape offers details into the investigation, as the man on the phone describes a furniture-less apartment filled with two computers, dozens of boxes, photographs of terrorists and local buildings, and literature on Islam.

    Read it at The Associated Press