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Angry over spying, Muslims say: 'Don't call NYPD'

Angry over NYPD spying, Muslim activists urge against calling police, adding to mistrust By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' Activists in New York are discouraging Muslims in the city from going directly to police with concerns about terrorism, a campaign that is certain to further strain relations between the two groups. This comes after a decade of the police spying on the daily lives of Muslims

Muslim community leaders are openly teaching people how to identify police informants, encouraging them to always talk to a lawyer before speaking with authorities. Some members of the community have planned a demonstration for next week.

This is happening in one of America's largest Muslim communities.

The community outreach campaign follows an Associated Press investigation that revealed the NYPD had dispatched plainclothes officers to eavesdrop in Muslim communities, often without any evidence of wrongdoing.

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