Remember the story we did with New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker decrying a suspicious act via the New York Police Department? Well, it seems that more information has been revealed from those secret police documents and interviews the AP obtained. Millions of dollars in White House money has helped pay for the NYPD’s program that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance. The money is said to be a part of a little-known grant intended to help law enforcement agencies fight drug crimes. $135 million dollars has been provided through both the Bush and Obama administrations to the New York and New Jersey region via the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, known as HIDTA.
While it’s unclear exactly how much money was used to pay for the cars and computers that plainclothes NYPD officers used to spy on Muslim neighborhoods, it is clear that NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly knows what’s going on.
With secret police documents, interviews with current and former city and federal officials, and even electronic documents with digital signatures all pointing to the White House’s involvement in illegal spying, how does that new settle with you as we get closer to November? Is this an issue that needs to be address and confirmed by The White House and President Obama?