34 Congressmembers Call for Investigation of CIA and NYPD for Targeting Muslims

The AP reports that a group of nearly three dozen Congressmembers is calling for an investigation into the relationship between the NYPD and the CIA.

The members of Congress want to know more about the CIA's collaboration with the police department to monitor Muslims after an Associated Press investigation.

A letter signed by 34 members of Congress was sent to the Department of Justice and House Judiciary Committee asking for a thorough probe.

Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., says: "We cannot allow the explicit profiling and targeting of Muslim Americans by the very people who are tasked with protecting and serving their community."

The move comes after an AP investigation earlier this year revealed that a top CIA official was working within the NYPD to monitor Muslims post-9/11.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at December 22, 2011, 6:08am