LAPD's Muslim Mapping Plan Killed

November 15, 2007

Author: Richard Winton and Teresa Watanabe

Source: Los Angeles Times,1,5393833.story?coll=la-headlines-frontpage

The LAPD on Wednesday abruptly scrapped a program to map the city's Muslim population, a major retreat for a department that said the system was needed to identify potential hotbeds of extremism.

The reversal comes after a week of protests from Muslim groups and civil libertarians, who equated the mapping with religious profiling. Others questioned whether it was possible for the LAPD to accurately map the city's far-flung Muslim community.