I have been reading with great interest the articles on the NYPD "spying" on groups of young Muslims in the Greater New York area. I am personally a proponent of the activity and the citizens of NYC who have been spared from thwarted attacks as a result should be grateful. Some are, but some aren't. You can't have it both ways. You can't expect the police to do their job of protecting the City without the necessary ongoing intelligence. I find it amazing that a City the size of New York has not been attacked resulting in casualties since 9/11. If such surveillance and intelligence gathering didn't take place, who knows how many lives would have been lost as a result. It is easy to criticize NYC Police Commissioner Kelly when there hasn't been an attack carried out since 9/11; however, people need to think about why no attacks have been successfully carried out. How soon we forgot what happened on that horrific morning of September 11, 2001.