LAPD On Defensive Over "Muslim Mapping" Project

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Michael Downing is Deputy Chief in charge of the LAPD’s Counter Terrorism Bureau.  In Washington last month, he told a congressional committee, there is “a vicious, amorphous and unfamiliar adversary on our land.”  He said the LAPD hopes to identify communities that “may be susceptible to violent, ideologically-based extremism.”  Since then, news reports have talked about “Muslim mapping,” which has been denounced by the ACLU and others as “racial profiling.”

Credits

Guests:
Mike Downing - Deputy Chief at the Los Angeles Police Department and Commanding Officer of the Counter Terrorism Bureau, Bill Boyarsky - LA Observed, Truthdig and Jewish Journal, Usman Madha - Community Liaison for the King Fahd Mosque, Salam Al-Marayati - Muslim Public Affairs Council - @mpac_national

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Dan Konecky