Taxpayers foot bill abroad
By Shepard Ambellas
KFAR SABA, ISRAEL (INTELLIHUB) — “The best police department in the world”, reads a sign hung at the new NYPD office. However, it looks as if New York taxpayers may be footing the bill.
While some wonder the limitations and legalities the new office may have in an overseas jurisdiction, NYPD units operating overseas are nothing new. In fact NYPD operatives are already “stationed” in London, Toronto, Tel Aviv, and Hamberg, according to reports. Believe it or not the NYPD is also operating in Washington.
AlterNet reports that “the trigger-happy NYPD is jet setting all over the world, exporting its particularly oppressive strategy of law and order.”
The new office is headed up by a single officer for now, Charlie Ben-Naim, in a structure located in the Sharon District police headquarters.
Moreover the new department comes with help from the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) in what some would say is “a partnership that has blurred the line between foreign and domestic spying.”, as reported by the Associated Press. To boot the C.I.A. has even trained at least one NYPD officer in Virginia at “the Farm” before returning him to active duty inside the U.S..
While the NYPD claims to be protecting U.S. citizens from another 9/11 style attack, the department may be infringing on Constitutional rights.
The new unit will operate in tandem with Israeli police.
NYPD Opens Branch in Israel — Al Monitor
NYPD CIA Anti-Terror Operations Conducted In Secret For Years — Huffington Post
NYPD Now Has an Israel Branch — NYMag.com
About the author:
Shepard Ambellas is the founder, editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified. You can also listen to him on Coast To Coast AM.