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Scurrilous NYT Informant Story Ignores Successes
by Patrick Dunleavy
Exaggeration is often the tool of a disingenuous person, but when it comes to reporting, there seems to be no bounds. Case in point, the most recent article in the New York Times regarding the NYPD's Counterterrorism program, "New York Police Recruit Muslims to be Informers."
Leaving the facts behind, the reporter goes on a mission to expose what he claims is the improper questioning of individuals arrested and being held in jails. Specifically, he decries the singling out of a specific group of criminals, Muslims.
The article claims that law enforcement personnel changed their focus of questions to home in on a specific area, religion. The writer states, "They [NYPD] showed that religion had become a normal topic of police inquiry in the city's holding cells and lockup facilities."
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