NYPD Wanted Source In Every Mosque Within 250 Miles
The New York Police Department’s Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence, David Cohen, wanted eyes on every mosque anywhere near New York City, an AP report reveals.
Cohen wanted a source inside every mosque within a 250-mile radius of New York, current and former officials said. Though the officials said they never managed to reach that goal, documents show the NYPD successfully placed informants or undercovers — sometimes both — into mosques from Westchester County, N.Y., to New Jersey.
The NYPD used these sources to get a sense of the sentiment of worshippers whenever an event generated headlines. The goal, former officials said, was to alert police to potential problems before they bubbled up.Click here for reuse options!
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