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De Blasio Tells Muslims He'll End Broad NYPD Spying If Elected
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio told a group of Muslim supporters Wednesday that they won't have to live in fear of being under constant surveillance if he's elected mayor.
As WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported, de Blasio, the front-runner in the Nov. 5 general election, said that, on his watch, NYPD surveillance tactics would only be authorized to follow up on specific leads and that the police force would be under the supervision of a new inspector general.
"The efforts of surveillance have to be based on specifically specific information, and obviously you need to go through a careful vetting process," de Blasio said during a rally at Columbus Park in Downtown Brooklyn.
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