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Congressman King Holds Rally at NYPD Headquarters

Seaford lawmaker and pro-surveilance Muslims support NYPD anti-terror program.

Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, held a rally Monday in front of New York City Police Headquarters  along with a group of Muslims who support the NYPD's controversial surveillance of Islamic groups.

King told the group in lower Manhattan that police have to monitor such groups in order to fight the war on terror, according to the New York Daily News.

"If they were not doing what they were doing, to me they’d be negligent and remiss in their duties,” King said. “What they’re doing with their intelligence unit is what all police departments should be doing at all levels of government. It’s the job of the police department not to pick up the bodies after the attacks have been launched and carried out, but to stop those attacks from happening.”

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has come under fire after a series of Associated Press articles has detailed the NYPD's anti-terror operations since the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

"The few misguided individuals that showed up in support of the NYPD today do not speak on behalf of Muslim communities,"  Amna Akbar, a lawyer with the City University of New York School of Law's Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility program told the Huffington Post. "Through know your rights workshops, rallies at Foley Square and Wall Street and calls for federal, state and city investigations, Muslim communities have been loud and clear that the NYPD's surveillance policies are unwarranted, dangerous and divisive."

Anthony DiMichele March 09, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Be sure not to offend anyone while trying to save everyone from being blown up.
EJ48 March 11, 2012 at 09:55 PM
He's such a Jacka--. He makes time for this nonsense but couldn't condemn Limbaugh.
Thomas March 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM
What's wrong with what limbaugh said?
m May 25, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I think Peter King should Vote for what the people of his district want, not try to get in the news for issues that he fabricates. Retire P. King I think the people will let it happen next term.
PAUL FANTALIS May 25, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Bin Laden is dead..what more do you need to know !!!!

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