September 11, 2011
Ten Years On From 9/11 Why Is NYPD Still Being Attacked?
The red-white-blue line of heroism -- arching from Valley Forge to the Alamo to Iwo Jima to New York police and firemen on 9/11 -- will be honored as long as our country exists. So how can it be that less than ten years after 9/11, the NYPD is under co-ordinated attack for acting to prevent recurrence of terrorist atrocities? The uproar began a fortnight ago when an Associated Press reporter, with a track record of smearing US Intel agencies, posted an article asserting that NYPD officers known as "rakers" monitor bookstores, cafes and nightclubs where Muslims gather and that informants known as "crawlers" report on suspicious conduct in mosques. In the spirit of contemporary journalism which exalts opinions over facts, AP charged: "The NYPD operates far outside its borders and targets ethnic communities in ways that would run afoul of civil liberties rules if practiced by the federal government." AP suggested ominously that NYPD's co-operation with the CIA is...(Read Full Article)