In an exposé released by the Associated Press, the news agency reveals a covert operation involving the NYPD and the CIA.
In a post September 11th world, the CIA decided to work with the NYPD to infiltrate Muslim communitites in order to keep tabs on any suspicious behavior, sounds like a good plan, right?
Too bad it was all illegal!
Take a look at how it all went down.
As Reported By The Associated Press:
In New Brunswick, N.J., a building superintendent opened the door to apartment No. 1076 one balmy Tuesday and discovered an alarming scene: terrorist literature strewn about the table and computer and surveillance equipment set up in the next room.
The panicked superintendent dialed 911, sending police and the FBI rushing to the building near Rutgers University on the afternoon of June 2, 2009. What they found in that first-floor apartment, however, was not a terrorist hideout but a command center set up by a secret team of New York Police Department intelligence officers.
From that apartment, about an hour outside the department’s jurisdiction, the NYPD had been staging undercover operations and conducting surveillance throughout New Jersey. Neither the FBI nor the local police had any idea.