Amherst: Members of Buffalo-area law enforcement agencies are joining civil liberties advocates for a public discussion of the questions raised by the NYPD’s aggressive domestic intelligence efforts after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The gathering is being held Tuesday evening at the Student Union Theatre on UB’s North Campus in suburban Amherst. The event is hosted by the Muslim Public Affairs Council-Western New York.
The New York Police Department’s intelligence-gathering programme that scrutinised Muslims included surveillance of students at the University at Buffalo.
Panellists include Buffalo-based U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr., Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard and John Curr of the New York Civil Liberties Union.