According to the Associated Press, the New York City Police Department is using paid informants to spy on Muslims and “bait” them into saying bad things.
Up to this point, the NYPD has vehemently denied the existence of such a program.
The report comes from the startling admission of 19-year-old Shamiur Rahman, who accepted $1,000 monthly payments from the NYPD’s intelligence unit in exchange for his informant work and leniency on his marijuana charges. Rahman no longer works as an informant.
The AP corroborated Rahman’s account through phone records, photos and former NYPD officers who verified the existence of paid informants dedicated to spying on Muslims. Continue reading