NYPD’s Spying Program: Not a Single Lead

All the spying on Muslims the NYPD has been doing for the last decade plus?

It has not led to a single investigation.

That’s what the head of NYPD’s intelligence program, Thomas Galati, said in a deposition in June on whether the Department was violating the Handschu Guidelines.

Q If they make an assessment of what’s being brought in, warrants, some action, does that indicate that an investigation has commenced?

MR. FARRELL: Objection.

A Related to Demographics, I can tell you that information that have come in has not commenced an investigation.

And the one investigation that Galati says might have derived from Demographics Unit information–which has been referred to elsewhere as a case that came from this spying–is that of James Elshafay and Shahawar Matin Siraj, where the NYPD paid lots of money to an informant to coax two troubled young men into declaring the intent to attack a subway station.

Q You’re saying that based on what has occurred during your tenor, correct?

A Yes.

Q Do you know whether that was also the case before you took over the Intelligence Division?

A I think that prior to me, there had been indication that there was one place that was visited later, that later on became subject of an investigation. However, I have not been able to determine that. That case involved a prosecution, but I have not been able to definitively say that it was because of Demographics.

That it. That’s what has come out of all the money and time invested in mapping out the Muslim hangouts in NYC.

The AP article describes other details Galati admitted to (better not speak Urdu in the city) and I’ll have a few more things to say later today. But we now have confirmation from the guy heading the program: all this spying has not identified a single terrorist.

Tweet about this on Twitter18Share on Reddit0Share on Facebook5Google+0Email to someone

5 Responses to NYPD’s Spying Program: Not a Single Lead

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Emptywheel Twitterverse
emptywheel Seeing lots of articles that read like: Word salad Arab name salad Khorasan bomb word salad Arab name.
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @Krhawkins5 Might be worth double checking cause I don't remember him mentioning it along with the zillion others.
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel RT @billmon1: "As US expands its war against the IS, the Army is preparing to deploy a division HQ to Iraq." http://t.co/qIpYxVOgAJ http://…
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel Latte salute: because the President carried his own coat, rather than having FLOTUS or staff do so.
1hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @MasaccioFDL I know, my TV is spewing silly war shit too. And I really have upgraded my TV's lately. Sad.
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @joshgerstein Not you! You have a press badge. Well, not THAT KIND of threat, anyway.
1hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @theurbansherpa Whatchoo talking about LA man with clown nose?? http://t.co/J4z4QZCT7p
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel Why would we call part of a group of fighters who've been in Iran and PK who're in Syria "external operations"?
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @jlangdale This also might explain it. http://t.co/YAga8A6O8B
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @Krhawkins5 Besides the obvious? Did you FOIA it, or has the terrorist already beat you to it?
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @TimothyS He's gotta do that, to cover the implicit cooperation bt monster and US.
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel I bet someone like Lanny Davis told Roger Goodell if he can just hold out until Pink Ribbon month everything will be okay.
1hreplyretweetfavorite
August 2012
S M T W T F S
« Jul   Sep »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031