Friday, May 9, 2008

NY 911 Operator Up On Felony Charges For Misuse Of State & FBI Databases

The accused 911 operator, Ms. Nadire P. Zenelaj, stated she is being singled out because she is a Muslim.

Ms Zenelaj was just practicing that's all. So what if at least one name in her search just happened to be on the terrorist watch list.

Democrat & Chronicle via American Congress For Truth
A former city 911 operator faces multiple felony counts for illegally searching state driving records and state police databases that included the FBI’s terrorist watch list, officials said Wednesday.

The fired employee, Nadire P. Zenelaj, 32, of Rochester insists she did nothing wrong and is being singled out because she is Muslim.

“I feel they targeted me because of my religion,” said Zenelaj, who worked at the 911 center for nearly six years. “I have no criminal history. I have never gone against the law.”

Richard Vega, director of the city’s Office of Public Integrity, said Zenelaj was “running personal information on herself, on her family and on friends. I think it went beyond curiosity. … We think she was accessing this information to pass it on to others.”

At least one of the 227 names that Zenelaj searched for was on the terrorist watch list, according to police. She was fired in December, arrested Tuesday and pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor official misconduct and 232 felony counts of computer trespass — one for each allegedly illegal search.

As for knowing someone on the watch list, Zenelaj said: "Regardless of that person, I've seen many people on many lists."

Nothing to see here.

h/t LGF link thingy

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