Koppell: Okay with NYPD Protest Surveillance

Former state Attorney General and current City Councilman Oliver Koppell, for one, doesn’t think there was anything wrong with the widespread police surveillance conducted in the run-up to the Republican National Convention. The police surveillance reports, news of which has provoked a strong reaction on liberal blogs, included the names of three people who served in the City Council: Charles Barron, Bill Perkins and Larry Seabrook.

“Vigorous advocacy can turn into violent acts,” Koppell explained.

— Azi Paybarah