For years, the New York City Police Department has engaged in massive spying on American Muslims in New York City, in New York State and in other states as well. The surveillance program, designed and partially run by the CIA, spent large amounts of money and time prying into the private lives of people who had done nothing wrong. Muslim Americans being spied upon had committed no crimes and were not suspected of committing any crime; they were only spied upon because of their religion.
And what did this all bring the NYPD? Did New York City authorities catch any terrorists?
The massive evidenceless internal spying operation in America resulted in no convictions in terrorism cases.
NYPD spying led to no arrests in terrorism cases.
Not a single lead was generated.
The New York City Police Department didn’t freely admit this, either. It took a lawsuit to force the deposition in which the NYPD admitted it its spying program had generated absolutely nothing of use.
Coda: This isn’t just an issue for New York City. Despite the fact that NYPD surveillance of innocent Americans didn’t generate a single lead, Obama administration official John Brennan has declared the program to be of vital importance. Now John Brennan has been nominated by Barack Obama to head the CIA, the intelligence agency that set up the NYPD surveillance scheme in the first place.