A report has unveiled that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is giving assistance to the New York Police Department (NYPD) to spy on American citizens, especially Muslims.

Since the September 11 attacks, with “unprecedented” help from the CIA, the NYPD “dispatched undercover officers, known as 'rakers,' into minority neighborhoods as part of a human mapping program,” an investigation by AP found.

This is while the CIA is banned from spying on US citizens.

The investigation showed that the “rakers” have gathered information on the citizens' “daily life in bookstores, bars, cafes and nightclubs.”

The report added that the NYPD has employed intelligent agents, known as "mosque crawlers," to spy on Muslims and “monitor sermons, even when there's no evidence of wrongdoing...”

Freedom isn't free... you just get to borrow it for a little while.