NYPD infiltration of colleges raises privacy fears (online.wsj.com)

October 11, 2011 12:00 am

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Undercover officers in the NYPD Special Services Unit reportedly infiltrated Muslim student groups at several New York colleges. The investigation was part of a larger racial mapping program that targets Muslim and Arab communities from scrutiny without individualized suspicion. According to the article, undercover officers monitored the student groups’ websites and attended their events, sometimes lying to campus security about their investigation in order to induce cooperation and gain access to private student records – potentially in violation of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.


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