Crying about NYPD surveillance is pot calling kettle black (NEW YORK POST OP-ED) Abby W. Schachter / Blog 02/24/12)
NEW YORK POST
NEW YORK POST Articles-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)
Return to Top
MATERIAL REPRODUCED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY