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Inside the tiny Potsdam mosque. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Inside the tiny Potsdam mosque. Photo: Zach Hirsch

For North Country Muslims, NYPD surveillance ruling brings back memories

A recent federal ruling is bringing back memories of surveillance in Potsdam's Muslim community.

Since 9/11, the New York City Police Department has played an increasingly aggressive role in domestic counter-terrorism efforts. The NYPD has investigated mosques and entire ethnic communities, a point that raises concerns among civil liberties advocates. Undercover agents have also monitored the websites of Muslim Student Associations at more than 15 universities.

According to an Associated Press report from 2012, NYPD officers scrutinized the online activities of Muslims at Clarkson and SUNY Potsdam.  Go to full article
Saranac Lake Police patrolling in the village. Source: SLPD on Facebook
Saranac Lake Police patrolling in the village. Source: SLPD on Facebook

Saranac Lake police restricted to village limits

Police in the Village of Saranac Lake will no longer respond to calls outside the village, unless it's a life-or-death situation.

The village's Board of Trustees decision Tuesday night was unanimous. They cited concerns about costs and potential liability. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

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