Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bush Admin Rejects NYPD Spying Proposals as Illegal

By Ryan Singel
November 20, 2008

If you are New York's police commissioner, what does it take to figure out when your city's anti-terrorism squad has gone rogue?

Well, if building files on political protesters with high-tech bicycles didn't clue you in, having the Bush administration reject the units' wiretapping plans as too sweeping ought to. I mean, when the Justice Department that put the warrantless back into wiretapping says your team's proposed spying plans are illegal, it's clearly time to place a call to internal affairs. ...


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