Now that Mayor de Blasio abandoned the city’s appeal in stop-and-frisk, it's time to turn his attention to the NYPD’s mistreatment of another minority community: Muslims who have borne the brunt of the post 9/11 police surveillance.
President Obama said Americans shouldn't just trust he is “doing the right thing" on surveillance because we have congressional and judicial oversight. Recent FISA Court documents and a hindered Senate investigation are proving otherwise.
Foreign law bans are back. While the bans were initially meant to demonize the Islamic faith, they now stand to create new problems, particularly for American businesses with commercial relationships overseas.
Obama announced an end to the NSA's bulk collection "as it currently exists." But he must hold himself to this and reaffirm the principle that law-abiding citizens have a right to be free from government surveillance.