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Infiltration and Surveillance

Countering Homegrown Terrorism

The New York City Police Department's surveillance of Muslim communities in New York has been widely debated since being publicly revealed in a Pulitzer Prize winning series of Associated Press reports. Defenders argue such techniques are crucial tools in an era of homegrown terrorism. Critics allege that the NYPD's techniques amount to blanket surveillance and alienate the very communities that government needs to work with against extremists.

Please join us for a discussion about these techniques with two of the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters that broke the NYPD surveillance story and the author of a New America Foundation report revealing the FBI's efforts to infiltrate anti-government extremist networks in the early 1990s.


Matt Apuzzo
Reporter, Associated Press

J.M. Berger
Author, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam

Adam Goldman
Reporter, Associated Press

Brian Fishman
Counterterrorism Research Fellow
New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:45pm - 2:15pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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