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Monday, March 26, 2007

  • Report: NYPD Conducted Extensive National, International Spy Campaign on Protesters Before GOP Convention

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    The New York City Police Department carried out an extensive national and international spying operation on protesters leading up to the Republican National Convention in 2004. On Sunday, The New York Times reported teams of undercover officers were sent across the nation, to Canada and to Europe to spy on groups and individuals planning to take part in the protests in New York. We speak with Jim Dwyer, the New York Times reporter who broke the story. [includes rush transcript]

  • NYPD Debates Civil Liberties Attorney over Police Spying of Protesters

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    The New York Times has revealed that undercover New York City police officers traveled around the country, Canada and Europe to spy on protesters planning to attend the 2004 Republican National Convention. We host a debate with NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne and civil rights attorney Jethro Eisenstein. We also speak with one of the hundreds of targets of the NYPD surveillance operation. Joshua Kinberg was arrested at the RNC protests and is the subject of four pages of surveillance records. [includes rush transcript]