NYC mayor: NJ surveillance complaints 'ridiculous'

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to aides in a hallway at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., before meeting with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

March 2, 2012 8:12:54 AM PST
Mayor Michael Bloomberg responded Friday to criticism of the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslims across state lines, saying that police attended public meetings to protect the city from terrorism and informed New Jersey authorities about their findings.