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Crying about NYPD surveillance is pot calling kettle black (NEW YORK POST OP-ED) Abby W. Schachter / Blog 02/24/12)Source: http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/capitol/crying_about_nypd_surveillance_is_but7jCFKzQGRyF9kFjlnsM NEW YORK POST NEW YORK POST Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Muslim students at Yale are apparently afraid . They fear the surveillance by the New York Police Department will lead to bad, bad things. "Yaman Salahi, a Yale law student, said one of his main concerns is what the police department is doing with the information they collect. "Are they using it to build profiles on people?" He is concerned that membership in a Muslim student association could "lead to more surveillance down the line."

Interesting. Seems like Salahi doesn´t like the idea of profiling. But Salahi himself is guilty of profiling and worse.

Before getting to Yale, Salahi was a student at UC Berkley who was heavily involed in anti-Israel activity on that campus. So involved in fact that Salahi took it upon himself to profile and digitally stalk a journalist he didn´t like. Salahi set up a web site devoted to critiquing, slandering and lying about the journalist and when he was sued for libel by his target he was found guilty and forced to pay the maximum fine.

Mayor Bloomberg was right to defend the actions of the NYPD and critique the response from students and administrators at Yale. “We have to keep this country safe; this is a dangerous place,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters today during a Brooklyn news conference. “The job of law enforcement is to make sure they prevent things, and you only do that by being proactive. I don’t know why keeping the country safe is antithetical to the values of Yale.”

The NYPD is keeping everyone safe, including haters like Yaman Salahi. We should all say thank you and let them get on with their work. (Copyright 2012 NYP Holdings, Inc. 02/24/12)


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