Copwatch@Occupy Oakland: Beware of Police Infiltrators and Provocateurs
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A new report out of the NYU Law School slams the feds and the NYPD for conduct in three recent terrorism cases, saying that the government should end the practice of sending “paid informants into Muslim communities or families without any particularized suspicion of criminal activity.”
The report, called “Targeted and Entrapped,” was compiled by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the International Human Rights Clinic at the NYU School of Law.
In the case of the Newburgh 4, as the Voice has reported, the paid FBI informant, Shahed Hussain, spent months trolling for someone interested in terror, and finally found ex-con, pot smoker and video game player James Cromitie who haltingly over 8 months went along with a plot that was largely devised and pushed forward by the government. Cromitie and three other men were convicted last fall, and face up to life in prison. Continue reading