There is a certain amount of far left outrage about NYPD monitoring Muslims groups. If the truth be told the first job of the police is to protect the public. Terrorism has basically two major components Islam and
Marxism/ Anarchism. Not every member of these groups is a threat to the public but law enforcement has the right to due dillegence.
One of the problems with the end of the Cold War is that when it ended GW Bush senior made no effort to gain acess to the files of the former Soviet Union and show exactly how much treason the far left in the USA was guilty of for decades. Now that we have a KGB man running the show in Moscow we are not likely to get those files.
There are plenty of Muslim Patriots like Stephen Schwartz of the CIP. Do ordinary people going about their ordinary lives care if NYPD has a dosier that says Ahmed X prays four times a day and likes Strawberry Pancakes at IHOP. Person Y went to the library and read the Communist Manifesto and Wuthering Heights. Person Z was critical of US environmental policy and led a protest at KFC. These are ordinary facts in everyday lives. Now if the NYPD started looking at the drug habits of student radicals this is an ordinary law enforcement area.
I would also like to change the laws regarding student visas. Students arrested for vandalism in protests should be deported. Students arrested three times for any reason including disorderly conducts and protests should be deported and barred from the USA for five years. Students who enter the USA should post bond
that their college is liable for should they fail to return home. If a student gets legal status or returns home the money should be returned.
Sorry, but in this day and age of high stakes terrorism routine scrutiny is part of the new reality. Do I really care if the government keeps tabs on my routine. Went to restroom at 11:11 and read the Crankfiles at 2pm. Big deal