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Published: Monday, Feb. 4 2013 7:40 a.m. MST

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Tators
Hyrum, UT

The simple truth is that Muslim extremists have been behind some of the worst terrorist attacks this nation has ever suffered i.e, 9-11, etc.. On top of that, many Muslim extremist leaders have publicly avowed to destroy America as the "great satan" in any possible. This in itself should be reason enough to keep extra vigilance on that particular group of people... citizens or not.
Also, it's the police departments job to keep it's people and America safe. If these Muslim groups are doing nothing wrong or threatening, then they have no reason to fear and no harm is done to them and no further action takes place. I've yet to read or hear of any harm being done to any innocent Muslims from this particular surveillance policy. This is more likely just a small group of activist lawyers looking to get some free publicity. They should ask themselves why this extra surveillance started in the first place. There was and continues to be some very good reasons. When those reasons all go away, I'm confident the surveillance will too.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@tators
So then by your reasoning lets just through out that whole menacing constitution and its silly little rights? after all if we have nothing to hide then why bother with having rights?

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

throw not through sorry

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Tolstoy.
Read the first part of my original message again. Maybe, just maybe you'll get it this time, if you're able to transcend your preconceived judgments of other people's viewpoints. There is a very real and legitimate reason, based on recent facts and history, for keeping some vigilance on this particular group, extremist Muslims... and wherever they may be coming from and whatever they might be planning. That's also the reason our government sanctions specific tapping of communications between certain suspect individuals and groups. Those reasons do exist, whether you or others will admit it or not. And when those reasons are legitimate, as obviously the governor of New York and the NYPD feel they are, then the Constitution is not being scrapped. We are just being protected. Try a little harder to follow the reasoning this time, Tolstoy. It's there.

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