May 262012
 
 May 26, 2012  Surveillance, U.S.

Associated Press reports:

New York City police did not violate New Jersey laws when they conducted surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said Thursday following a three-month review, a finding that angered Muslim leaders who had sought a clampdown on the cross-border police operations.

The conclusion by Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, a Christie appointee asked by the governor to look into the spying, means New Jersey Muslims have no state recourse to stop the New York Police Department from infiltrating student groups, videotaping mosque-goers or collecting their license plate numbers as they pray.

Read more on Fox News.

Great. Now instead of having law enforcement in one state getting it wrong, we’ve got law enforcement in two states getting it wrong. Will federal recourse help? One can hope.

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