Mayor Bloomberg defends NYPD spying on Muslims calling it legal, appropriate and constitutional
'We don't target individuals based on race or religion. We follow leads' Bloomberg said
Mayor Bloomberg went to bat Friday for the embattled NYPD, vigorously defending the police department's spying on Muslims in the city — and across the river in Newark — as necessary in a post 9/11 world.
"Everything the NYPD has done is legal, it is appropriate, it is constitutional," the mayor said. "They are permitted to travel beyond the border of New York City to investigate cases."
"We don't target individuals based on race or religion. We follow leads."
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