Saturday, January 21, 2012

CIA Collaboration with New York Police Department was never Legally Approved

More evidence that there is an attack against civil liberties continuing from the Bush years and kept going during the Obama administration:

The top lawyer at the CIA never approved sending one of its officers to help the New York Police Department create a domestic spying program, raising the possibility that the agency may have violated a ban on domestic spying.

Last August, the Associated Press reported that the CIA had violated that prohibition when it “played a key role in transforming the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit into a cutting edge spy shop dedicated to gathering information on Muslims.”
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