It could be an illustration for a comic book spy, or an approximation of Oscar the Grouch, but this frankly bizarre image is actually the logo for an NYPD surveillance division.
The image was revealed via an Associated Press report examining the force’s surveillance of Muslims in New York.
Entire mosques were labelled terrorist organisations in order to make it easier for the NYPD to investigate their members by using informants and spying on imams, often without specific evidence of wrongdoing, it is claimed.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly did not deny the report outright when he appeared on MSNBC, but defended the tactics of his counter-terrorism unit.
H/t to Capital NY for pointing out this splendidly absurd image.