Surveillance

Chris Christie Says Still Troubled by NYPD Spying on Muslims

His attorney general ruled earlier this year the spying was legal

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Gov. Chris Christie has reassured Muslim leaders he remains troubled by the way the New York Police Department conducted surveillance of Muslim communities in New Jersey — even though his administration has said it was legal — but again stopped short of criticizing the spying itself.

The governor has said little publicly about his administration's findings in late May that the NYPD did not violate state laws in its multistate surveillance, which included infiltrating student groups, videotaping mosque-goers or collecting license plates when they prayed. The findings angered Muslim leaders.

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