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Consequences for security as NYPD-FBI rift widens – AP

Mar 22nd, 2012 Inteligence

A March 21, 2012 article by the Associated Press examines post 9/11 relations between the FBI and the NYPD.  The article highlights a "dysfunctional partnership" between the two entities surrounding counter-terrorism efforts.

Describing this relationship, the Associated Press notes

"As the NYPD has transformed itself into one of the nation's most aggressive intelligence agencies and has spied on Muslims in ways that would be prohibited for the FBI, the rift has widened."

Although New York was the "first city to form a Joint Terrorism Task Force," today the NYPD intelligence division "often operates independently."  This rift, the Associated Press concludes, ultimately "jeopardizes cases and sometimes national security."  

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