Yale students respond to NYPD spying on Muslim students with photo campaign

Students at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. are protesting the NYPD after a series of articles revealed the New York police spied on Muslims on campus, the Huffington Post reports. The Muslim Student Association at Yale started a Facebook page featuring photos students and faculty on campus, holding signs that range from saying “I’m a Muslim” or “I’m a Socialist” to “I’m just trying to help,” all with “Call the NYPD” as a caption on the photo. More than 100 photos have already been uploaded. The New York Police Department was spying on Muslim college students at a number of schools across the country as a part of anti-terrorism intelligence efforts…

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Bloomberg and Yale president face off on police surveilling Muslim Students

The mayor faced off with the president of Yale University on Tuesday over an effort by the city’s police department to monitor Muslim student groups for any signs that their members harbored terrorist sympathies, the Associated Press reports. The Associated Press revealed over the weekend that in recent years the New York Police Department has kept close watch on Muslim student associations across the Northeast. The effort included daily tracking of student websites and blogs, monitoring who was speaking to the groups and sending an undercover officer on a whitewater rafting trip with students from the City College of New York. Yale President Richard Levin was among a number of academics who condemned the effort in a statement Monday, while Rutgers University and leaders of student Muslim groups elsewhere called for investigations into the monitoring…

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