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NYC to pay $1 million in legal fees and $75,000 in damages to Muslims in improper spying suit, even though police acted lawfully

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“Courts in New York and New Jersey, where the plaintiffs hail from, also did not find any unlawful activity by the police.”

This is shameful. If courts didn’t find any unlawful activity, the city never should have settled, and shouldn’t pay a penny. But NYC Mayor Red Bill de Blasio is anxious to maintain good relations with pro-sharia Jew-hater Linda Sarsour and her Muslim constituency in New York, and so the taxpayers have to pony up, and security has to be sacrificed. The consequences for the city could be explosive.

“City settles lawsuit that accused police of improperly spying on Muslims,” by Clodagh McGowan, NY1.com, April 5, 2018 (thanks to Menis):

The city has announced a settlement in lawsuit that accused police of improperly spying on Muslims.

The suit, filed back in 2012, focused on the NYPD’s use of informants in mosques and the gathering of information from Muslim student groups.

In the settlement, the city agreed to pay $75,000 in damages to the plaintiffs, as well as picking up their nearly $1 million in legal fees.

They will also re-emphasize existing guidelines about constitutional rights based on ethnicity and religion.

Police did not admit to any wrongdoing in the settlement.

Courts in New York and New Jersey, where the plaintiffs hail from, also did not find any unlawful activity by the police….

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