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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Mohammed El-Sioufi
Americans living and working in New Jersey's largest city were subjected to surveillance as part of the New York Police Department's effort to build databases of where Muslims work, shop and pray. The operation in Newark was so secretive even the city's mayor says he was kept in the dark.
"All of these are innocent people," Nagiba el-Sioufi of Newark said while her husband, Mohammed, flipped through the NYPD report, looking at photos of mosques and storefronts frequented by their friends.
Mohammed el-Sioufi said, police send the message that the whole community is suspect.