FBI Continues Sniping at NYPD Spy Program

 Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) are viewed on January 26, 2012 in New York City. After New York City's police commissioner Raymond Kelly appeared in the film "The Third Jihad" Muslim groups are asking him to step down. The groups say that the film they depicts Islam and its followers in a bad light. Approximately 20 activists held a news conference on the steps of City Hall criticizing Kelly for giving an interview to the producers of the film, which warns against the dangers of radical Islam. The film was shown to hundreds and maybe thousands of NYPD officers for training purposes.
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The FBI has let it be known that it has issues with the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims to the point where the agencies’ relationship has been compared to a “dysfunctional celebrity marriage.” Although it’d be nice for them to get along, for national security and all, reconciliation does not appear to be any closer based on yet another new report that finds the feds undermining the department. A new edition of Ronald Kessler’s The Secrets of the FBI includes sources trashing the NYPD program as “not only a waste of money but a violation of Americans’ rights.” An anonymous FBI critic told Kessler, the investigative reporter who set the Secret Service scandal into motion, “We will not be a party to it,” the Daily News reports. With all of the anonymous leaks and undermining, it’s like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, but with consequences.