Is Ray Kelly's secret police spying on your neighbors? This week on Nothing Urgent, Derek Evers and Christopher Robbins are discussing the NYPD and some of their anti-terrorism tactics that unfairly target Muslims. Joining Derek and Chris in the studio is Ryan Devereaux, reporter for The Guardian. Hear about Commissioner Ray Kelly's Intelligence Division, and how they monitor establishments in predominantly Muslim areas, disregarding religious freedom. Find out if these efforts have been at all productive in catching potential terrorist activity, or if they are merely infringing on the rights of innocent citizens. Later, Joe Yarmush of Montreal band SUUNS stops by the studio to talk about their current tour. Why is the Canadian border patrol so tough these days, and why are they beginning to tax touring bands? Find out all of this and more on this week's episode of Nothing Urgent! Thanks to our sponsor, Tekserve.
"I think that in the wake of 9/11, people accepted National Security Association policies that were crazy and unproductive." [25:15]
"It's not about bashing the police; it's about evaluating what's effective and what's ineffective." [28:00]
-- Ryan Devereaux on Nothing Urgent