NYPD forced to purge documents about terrorists in the United States

posted at 6:41 pm on January 18, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

A great catch from Adam Kredo at the Free Beacon this week, if by “great” you mean an excellent reason to smash your face into your desk. It turns out that the NYPD has had a document for the past several years, titled “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” which provides guidelines to understanding domestic terrorists, how they become radicalized and how they tend to operate. Of course, anything that incredibly useful must be stamped out of existence.

The New York Police Department has been directed by a U.S. court to remove from its online records an investigation pertaining to the rise of Islamic extremists in the West and the threats these individuals pose to American safety, according to legal documents.

As part of a settlement agreement reached earlier this month with Muslim community advocates in U.S. District Court, the NYPD will purge from its website an extensive report that experts say has been critical to the department’s understanding of radical Islam and its efforts to police the threat.

The court settlement also stipulates that the NYPD make a concerted effort to mitigate the impact of future terror investigations on certain religious and political groups, according to a copy of the court documents published by the American Civil Liberties Union, which has spearheaded the case since June 2013.

Yep… in case you were wondering, the ACLU was at the bottom of this. It was somehow deemed unfair to use such research material in training or the development of counter-terrorism plans because it might be offensive to Muslims. But by going to court and suing the department they were not only able to get the police to ditch the information, but also to apologize and develop a plan so they wouldn’t offend any other Muslims in the future. The ACLU was so proud of their court victory that they were celebrating far and wide. (The Guardian)

In the current moment of mounting anti-Muslim sentiment nationwide and misguided calls from some politicians for a security crackdown on Muslims, there is some welcome news: the New York police department has agreed to reforms that prohibit the discriminatory surveillance of Muslim communities.

Five years ago, news broke that the NYPD was engaged in an expansive domestic spying operation targeting American Muslim communities for surveillance, mapping and infiltration. Two lawsuits were filed in the New York federal courts in response to these practices and in defense New York City Muslims’ – and all minority communities’ – right to equal treatment and religious freedom.

On Thursday, both lawsuits were settled. If approved by the courts, the settlement would reinforce existing safeguards on surveillance of political and religious activities, create new ones and embed civilian oversight within the NYPD.

Our society continues it’s long, slow march toward self-imposed extinction. If you’re looking for people breaking insider trading laws, you set up surveillance on Wall Street, not at the feed and grain store. If you’re looking for a cheese thief you stake out the cheese shop. And if you’re looking for radicalized Islamic terrorists you start in the Muslim communities. But that would make too much sense while being simultaneously politically incorrect, so you’d best apologize to everyone and send your terror task force out to keep tabs on Amish. I’m sure they’ll turn up something.

I’m going to go look for some stories about alien abductions or Bigfoot to share with you tomorrow. Reading actual news is simply too depressing.

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It turns out that the NYPD has had a document for the past several years, titled “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” which provides guidelines to understanding domestic terrorists, how they become radicalized and how they tend to operate.

Upon reading that I thought this was going to be about Tea Party and ex-military types …

ShainS on January 18, 2016 at 6:47 PM

NY values

OrthodoxJew on January 18, 2016 at 6:47 PM

The ACLU needs to be labeled and prosecuted for what they are, terrorist sympathizers and enablers

Rogue on January 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Get your copies here, before they disappear.

http://www.nypdshield.org/public/SiteFiles/documents/NYPD_Report-Radicalization_in_the_West.pdf

You’re welcome.

Dukeboy01 on January 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM

he ACLU was so proud of their court victory that they were celebrating far and wide.

It should be the AACLU: the Anti-American Civil Liberties Union. They hate America and want to bring us down.

rbj on January 18, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Dishonest hacks, it wasn’t Trump who asked for this.

Look at Britain.

Schadenfreude on January 18, 2016 at 6:51 PM

New York needs to apologize to Ted Cruz and America. They’ve surrendered.

Blue Collar Todd on January 18, 2016 at 6:51 PM

… mitigate the impact of future terror investigations on certain religious and political groups

Just because they’re radical Muslims, doesn’t mean they’re Muslims?

Oxymoron on January 18, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Get your copies here, before they disappear.

http://www.nypdshield.org/public/SiteFiles/documents/NYPD_Report-Radicalization_in_the_West.pdf

You’re welcome.

Dukeboy01 on January 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Thanks, got my copy. Just hope it doesn’t suffer a tragic boating accident like my guns.

rbj on January 18, 2016 at 6:52 PM

’m going to go look for some stories about alien abductions or Bigfoot to share with you tomorrow. Reading actual news is simply too depressing.

Hmmm… “Jeb Bush Showing Life”, two Birther threads, a TV interview from yesterday. This is news?

Magicjava on January 18, 2016 at 6:53 PM

The document can still be downloaded here if you step lively.

Mason on January 18, 2016 at 6:53 PM

As part of a settlement agreement reached earlier this month with Muslim community advocates

Moderates, we can assume.

CWforFreedom on January 18, 2016 at 6:54 PM

ACLU values.

New York Civil Liberties Union

Executive Director: Donna Lieberman

125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10041
United States
(212) 607-3300 Fax: (212) 607-3318

HugoDrax on January 18, 2016 at 6:55 PM

The report is Available On Amazon

kcewa on January 18, 2016 at 6:55 PM

The purge of all white officers from the NYC police force will begin shortly, followed by the requirement that all remaining female officers wear burqas.

vnvet on January 18, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Get your copies here, before they disappear.
http://www.nypdshield.org/public/SiteFiles/documents/NYPD_Report-Radicalization_in_the_West.pdf
You’re welcome.
Dukeboy01 on January 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Thanks! Downloaded and stored… we’ll see if the ACLU sues Hot Air for my IP address and the CAIR SWAT squad invades my home to confiscate my computers.

Marcola on January 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Get your copies here, before they disappear.

http://www.nypdshield.org/public/SiteFiles/documents/NYPD_Report-Radicalization_in_the_West.pdf

You’re welcome.

Dukeboy01 on January 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Thanks!

katy the mean old lady on January 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Dukeboy01 on January 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM
Mason on January 18, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Thanks. Everyone should download and save a copy of this document.

Aitch748 on January 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Disgusting. And another reason why I loathe the aclu.

Blake on January 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM

I’m going to go look for some stories about alien abductions or Bigfoot to share with you tomorrow.

I resemble the second half of that remark. For the first part, I have no comment.

Bigfoot on January 18, 2016 at 6:58 PM

After the next NYC terrorist attack, New Yorkers had better crucify DeBlasio.

BuckeyeSam on January 18, 2016 at 6:58 PM

And if you’re looking for radicalized Islamic terrorists you start in the Muslim communities

…by investigating anything or anyone this bumbling administration decides to protect…

…it’s “Opposite” Day everyday with Odoooooshbag….

Pelosi Schmelosi on January 18, 2016 at 7:04 PM

HugoDrax on January 18, 2016 at 6:55 PM

…be careful…HA doesn’t take kindly to posting that kind of info…

Pelosi Schmelosi on January 18, 2016 at 7:07 PM

New York values.

Mr. Arrogant on January 18, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Get your copies here, before they disappear.

http://www.nypdshield.org/public/SiteFiles/documents/NYPD_Report-Radicalization_in_the_West.pdf

You’re welcome.

Dukeboy01 on January 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Thanks!

katy the mean old lady on January 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Ditto!

whatcat on January 18, 2016 at 7:16 PM

If DeCommieo didn’t hate guns as much as his predecessor does, he would probably be giving muzzie immigrants sniper training like SWEDEN is now doing.

LegendHasIt on January 18, 2016 at 7:18 PM

There are some days…I am so rocked I can’t even find a way to say
what I’d like to. The insanity really shakes me to the core.

bazil9 on January 18, 2016 at 7:18 PM

I don’t suppose they purged their records concerning who owns weapons in NYC or owes the city taxes?

Naw. Didn’t think so.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 18, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Hey,Hey,Hey,. Anybody criticizing New York City over this…..9/11.

portlandon on January 18, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Hey,Hey,Hey,. Anybody criticizing New York City over this…..9/11.

portlandon on January 18, 2016 at 7:20 PM

I got the values thing..it has nothing to do with 9/11

bazil9 on January 18, 2016 at 7:22 PM

…be careful…HA doesn’t take kindly to posting that kind of info…

Pelosi Schmelosi on January 18, 2016 at 7:07 PM

Which is why we lose the culture wars, Occutard Wall Street coordinated riots on banker’s private property, crapped on cop cars and bit minority tea partier thumbs off…

we get to titter at 70 ear old film references…

harlekwin15 on January 18, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Without the proper research and officer training, how are we going to prevent Amish and Lutheran terrorists from running Amok?

Old Country Boy on January 18, 2016 at 7:23 PM

May the ACLU burn in hell..Every member.
Our cops are neutered.
No offense but I’m damn glad I’m not a cop
or in the military. I have strong feeling with my mouth..I’d b discharged.

bazil9 on January 18, 2016 at 7:25 PM

what did Police commissioner Tom Selleck say about it?

Senator Philip Bluster on January 18, 2016 at 7:27 PM

The report is Available On Amazon

kcewa on January 18, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Just goes to show you have to go a long way to find someone as dumb as a judge for life, or an ACLU minimum wage lawyer.

Old Country Boy on January 18, 2016 at 7:27 PM

And just as America was about to win it screws itself over again

DarkCurrent on January 18, 2016 at 7:28 PM

I got the values thing..it has nothing to do with 9/11

bazil9 on January 18, 2016 at 7:22 PM

The next time sudden jihadist syndrome hits donkey land shrug it is not an attack so much as assisted suicide.

harlekwin15 on January 18, 2016 at 7:28 PM

This is how they make Rotherhams happen. Put it together with all the pro-molester stuff they do.

Buddahpundit on January 18, 2016 at 7:31 PM

This is how they make Rotherhams happen. Put it together with all the pro-molester stuff they do.

Buddahpundit on January 18, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Absolutely the ONLY difference is here we have CCW.

harlekwin15 on January 18, 2016 at 7:34 PM

bazil9 on January 18, 2016 at 7:22 PM

The next time sudden jihadist syndrome hits donkey land shrug it is not an attack so much as assisted suicide.

harlekwin15 on January 18, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Stunning…
Something is coming..

bazil9 on January 18, 2016 at 7:35 PM

What would be the fun of knowing about a major terrorist attack IN ADVANCE? Surprise! Surprise!

Then after cleaning up the carnage and debris, blaming a Muslim-insulting movie maker for the attack,making our own movie called ’14 Hours’ and, as a gesture of good will, apologizing for being white and uptight and tripling Muslim immigration.

MaiDee on January 18, 2016 at 7:36 PM

NYC values

bazil9 on January 18, 2016 at 7:37 PM

All great civilizations fall from within. The U.S. is just another shining example on the trash heap of history.

Carnac on January 18, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Next on the NY State agenda: debate on whether or not to ban Trump from coming back.

Cleombrotus on January 18, 2016 at 7:52 PM

I don’t think this has anything to do with New York values.

Everything to do with the scum at the ACLU.

Barred on January 18, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Thanks to Dukeboy01 above for providing a link to the document.

The ACLU is a terrorist organization.

greenLibertarian on January 18, 2016 at 8:07 PM

I don’t think this has anything to do with New York values.

Everything to do with the scum at the ACLU.

Barred on January 18, 2016 at 8:01 PM

I think most people feel that the ACLU is the sine qua non of NYC values.

CAIR has been listed as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator.

Can the ACLU be indicted as a co-conspirator if there is a home-grown Islamic terror attack in NYC?

talkingpoints on January 18, 2016 at 8:11 PM

I don’t think this has anything to do with New York values.

Everything to do with the scum at the ACLU.

Barred on January 18, 2016 at 8:01 PM

And the difference is???

txdoc on January 18, 2016 at 8:14 PM

Absolutely the ONLY difference is here we have CCW.

harlekwin15 on January 18, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Try getting that license in NYC.

Solaratov on January 18, 2016 at 8:23 PM

he New York Police Department has been directed by a U.S. court to remove from its online records an investigation pertaining to the rise of Islamic extremists in the West and the threats these individuals pose to American safety, according to legal documents.

…. A US court… and this court would be?

But then again, really, what difference does this make? (not a hillary pun)
The Islamic Extremists within our country are doing what they are supposed to so.. destroy the host country from within (read: enemy within).
Use their laws against them… and so on.

Voodoo Chile on January 18, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Our society continues it’s long, slow march toward self-imposed extinction.

Apparently a very long and very slow march to extinction given that terrorism hasn’t even come close to cutting into our birth rate.

In 2001 there were 4,025,933 births and despite being the best year ever (by far) for terrorism in the US they only managed to kill less than 3,000. And that’s not even including migration increases to our population.

Let me know when this number even flattens out, much less decreases. Until then your panic is amusing but useless.

Tlaloc on January 18, 2016 at 8:25 PM

The ACLU needs to be labeled and prosecuted for what they are, terrorist sympathizers and enablers

Rogue on January 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM

They do side with those famous terrorists the founding fathers an awful lot.

Tlaloc on January 18, 2016 at 8:27 PM

Thanks! Downloaded and stored… we’ll see if the ACLU sues Hot Air for my IP address and the CAIR SWAT squad invades my home to confiscate my computers.

Marcola on January 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM

No one cares about you, snowflake. Sorry.

Tlaloc on January 18, 2016 at 8:30 PM

This must be the “NY values” at work..

celt on January 18, 2016 at 8:32 PM

I know I’ve said it before, but the liberals are trying to get us killed!

RoddREpub on January 18, 2016 at 8:45 PM

Muslims in the U.S. are more resistant, but not immune to the radical message

New York Police Department values.

Yes folks, even Mooslims can be radicalized by crazed white, right wing, Bible clenching terrorists.

trs on January 18, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Today/night the once somewhat competent German news and the [“korrekt”] lib non-journalists spokes-“farce-sons” for AGW and “Diversity” all have these great stories about how “real” muzztards in major cities supposedly want to stop the criminal immigrants dealing drugs, raping and generally being sub-human.

Yet virtually all of them look like they just came out of whatever Kasbah their particular area of origination looked like. The “message”? “We like it here. We make Germany muzztard…slowly. We hate making Germany muzztard too FAST. Make us look veeeery baaaaad.”

They are all INVADERS. It is written into their fake copy joke of a book.

RL on January 18, 2016 at 9:14 PM

NY values
OrthodoxJew on January 18, 2016 at 6:47 PM

New York needs to apologize to Ted Cruz and America. They’ve surrendered.
Blue Collar Todd on January 18, 2016 at 6:51 PM

There are some days…I am so rocked I can’t even find a way to say what I’d like to. The insanity really shakes me to the core.
bazil9 on January 18, 2016 at 7:18 PM

And Trump claims he’s offended when New York’s stinkin’ thinkin’ is criticized.

Does anything good come out of New York?

Jumpintimmy on January 18, 2016 at 9:22 PM

I fear 100,000 US deaths before this PC insanity goes to he!!.

losarkos on January 18, 2016 at 9:24 PM

Experts and police officials have found that Muslims are no more prone to terrorism than any other group and that the greatest threat of political violence in this country comes not from Muslims but from rightwing militants.

Well if Experts say it; then it must be true.

Weird that I never hear about the Buddhist terrorists blowing things up in the US.
Don’t they have comparable numbers; and they’re just as dangerous, right?
Someone must be hushing that up I guess.

Thank goodness we have “experts” to tell us that reality isn’t real.

gekkobear on January 18, 2016 at 9:29 PM

DoD beat them to this by years. DoD deal with the people who’s motivation shall-not-be-named. Interestingly, it was Wired Magazine who was leading the charge on outing an military organizations that still taught anything about militant radical Islam.

John_G on January 18, 2016 at 10:58 PM

If you think it bad now when Muslims make up only a very small percentage of out population wait till their numbers grow and they acquire much more political power.

Makes one think that Trump’s call for an end of all Muslim immigration is not so foolish. I’m for it because having studied Islam it’s clear that being Muslims is not about assimilation into any infidel culture, it’s about eventual domination for Islam, and don’t kid yourself about it.

Chessplayer on January 18, 2016 at 11:59 PM

The report is Available On Amazon

kcewa on January 18, 2016 at 6:55 PM

how about a GoFundMe set-up to gift a copy of the paperback to every NYPD cop?

WaldoTJ on January 19, 2016 at 10:55 AM

Who was the Judge?

Phil Byler on January 19, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Apparently a very long and very slow march to extinction given that terrorism hasn’t even come close to cutting into our birth rate.

In 2001 there were 4,025,933 births and despite being the best year ever (by far) for terrorism in the US they only managed to kill less than 3,000. And that’s not even including migration increases to our population.

Let me know when this number even flattens out, much less decreases. Until then your panic is amusing but useless.

Tlaloc on January 18, 2016 at 8:25 PM

Impressive Tlaloc. That’s better than your usual nonsense.

Just one question: Did Rome become extinct because all the Romans died off?

makattak on January 19, 2016 at 3:51 PM