AP Report: NYPD Infiltrated Liberal Groups
Newly revealed documents show the New York Police Department spied on liberal political groups.
…interviews and docs collected during the investigation “show how police have used counterterrorism tactics to monitor even lawful activities.”
The AP points out that the NYPD used these same tactics in 2004, when the department monitored church, environmental, and anti-war groups in the U.S., claiming these policies were necessary to prep for the GOP convention.
But these methods continued far after the convention took place: in 2008, the NYPD’s super-secret intel department sent an undercover officer to attend the People’s Summit in New Orleans. The project report gathered information on two U.S. activists, journalist Jordan Flaherty and labor organizer Marisa Franco, the AP notes.