Gov. Christie signs law requiring notification before out-of-state counter-terrorism investigations
Thanks for doing the right thing, Governor Christie.
TRENTON — Out-of-state law-enforcement agencies doing counter-terrorism surveillance in New Jersey risk having a state judge block their snooping unless they let county officials know in advance.
State lawmakers devised the proposal following reports about surveillance efforts by the New York Police Department involving Muslim businesses, mosques and Rutgers University student organizations in New Jersey, and Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill into law Monday.
“As a former U.S. Attorney appointed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, I strongly believe we need to do everything in our power to prevent terrorist attacks on our country and keep our people safe,” Christie said. “I also believe we must protect and maintain civil liberties, especially those of the citizens in New Jersey’s Muslim community. This bipartisan legislation will help us reach that balance.” […]