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NYC Police Seek Broader Surveillance Powers

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NYC Police Seek Broader Surveillance Powers

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NYC Police Seek Broader Surveillance Powers

NYC Police Seek Broader Surveillance Powers

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The New York City police department asks a federal judge for permission to spy on political groups, before having evidence of wrongdoing. The police department says the increased powers are necessary in order to fight terrorism. Critics say existing rules are flexible enough to give police the latitude they need. Marianne McCune reports.