In the aftermath of Sept. 11, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly – determined to prevent another terrorist attack – initiated a series of sweeping counterterrorism measures that included the creation of New York’s very own CIA-like spying program. AP journalists Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman argue that extraordinary measures compromised civil liberties, but did little to make New Yorkers safer.
In their new book “Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America,” Apuzzo and Goldman explain how the NYPD created a secret spying unit led by David Cohen, a former high-ranking spy at the CIA.
Apuzzo tells “Politics Confidential” that the NYPD’s decision to bring in Cohen to run the department’s Intelligence Division an “unprecedented move in American policing.”
“The CIA is trained to subvert the laws of foreign government and operate where the constitution doesn't apply, and we put him inside a municipal policeRead More »from New York City’s ‘CIA’: The inside story of the NYPD’s spying unit