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Letter from Rutgers Faculty Union urges Rutgers president to speak out against NYPD

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posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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Letter from Rutgers Faculty Union urges Rutgers president to speak out against NYPD


www.indiadaily.com

News reports that the New York Police Department, with the assistance of the CIA, has put university campuses and indeed entire communities across the Northeast under surveillance have shocked faculty, students, and citizens.

The CIA is not permitted to carry out such activities in the U.S., yet the NYPD “demographics unit” spied on hundreds of mosques, Islamic bookstores and Muslim campus organizations.

Rutgers is one among several universities (such as Columbia, CUNY, Yale, etc.) where students and faculty were monitored and spied upon. In fact, undercover NYPD officers had a “
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posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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They have sent there resolution to President McCormick as well as the media.

I don't understand why it's taken since 2009 when it seems to have been discovered to get a resolution passed sent to President McCormick. I guess at least it got sent.

I don't have anything to hide but I think it's creepy to be spied on or watched & judged and not told of said video surveillance making me feel like freedom has been taken away under the disguise of keeping the community safe.

Anybody care to chime in with there disguist or approval....

Note how our beloved MSM seems to have missed this...


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posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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The Rutgers AAUP-AFT, strongly oppose these activites. Such scrutiny of our faculty and students violates their academic freedom in the classroom and creates a chilling effect on free inquiry.


Since the NYPD was looking at websites and not setting up cameras in peoples rooms where is the problem? People these days are pretty slow on the idea that what you post on the internet can be used against you. What about all the stupid criminals who put vids on youtube? If you are that dumb to post something that can be used against you it's your fault for posting it. Mountain outta molehill.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 09:47 PM
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Apparenty here's the molehill...





We, the Rutgers AAUP-AFT (American Association of University Professors – American Federation of Teachers) strongly oppose these activities. No faculty member or student should be subject to violations of their privacy by governmental agencies based on their religion, race, or ethnicity.

Such scrutiny of our faculty and students violates their academic freedom in the classroom and creates a chilling effect on free inquiry. Infiltration of student groups violates their right to gather and assemble without state interference. These blatant violations of civil liberties must be stopped immediately. They are also contrary to everything the AAUP has been fighting for during its entire existence (see leading AAUP member Ellen Schrecker’s work on McCarthyism and its impact on the academy).

These modern-day witch hunts remind us of a dark period in American history. During the Cold War the “Communist menace” was used as the excuse to routinely carry out surveillance on political and civil rights organizations.

For instance, individuals such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People were infiltrated and put under surveillance. We should learn the lessons of history and not condone such practices today. Such tactics not only violate civil liberties they also have devastating personal consequences for those viewed as “suspicious” simply because of their race, religion, or ethnicity.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 09:52 PM
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The morality play ehh? If the signs are there and a problem prevented is it a bad thing? Nobody would complain if the KKK was being watched like that no? And have no doubts they are. The academic world is quite removed from the problems of the "real" world.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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As always, I'm confused. What did the NYPD do that was illegal? I haven't researched the issue, but if they went where the public was allowed to go, or took pictures in a public place, or monitored web sites, I don't see the harm. What rules did they break?



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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Well the articles only states:




where students and faculty were monitored and spied upon. In fact, undercover NYPD officers had a “safe house” in an off-campus apartment near the New Brunswick campus...


Really no clarification other than monitored and spied upon was stated in the articles.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 01:22 AM
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As far as i thought the CIA spied on foreign intelligence & the FBI spied on domestic intelligence.

Hey if your happy with NYPD making gun buys in AZ then I guess you guys have no clue about jurisdictional restraints. Whatever...complete idiocy.

Peace

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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 01:52 AM
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You are loosing your freedom & you cant see it

to quote Martin Niemöller
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.




edit on 4-3-2012 by pillock because: stuff up



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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I didn't realize that the objection to all this was that it was being done by the wrong police department. I thought people were upset by the "spying," whoever did it.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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Letter from Rutgers Faculty Union urges Rutgers president to speak out against NYPD's surveillance as ordered by Bloomberg


Keywords: as ordered by Bloomberg

I'm not a fan.



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