Tuesday, August 05, 2003

This is America?

Apparently the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA), who are the ones now in charge airport security, has a list of anti-war protestors in order to single out for "special scrutiny" at airports. This is really stunning - first, how was this list compiled? who created the list, and provided it to the TSA? There is a separate list that identifies possible terrorists, which can be justified - that is what the government should be doing. But how does wasting resources to track anti-war protestors, make us safer?

Why isn't this bigger news - why do I have to read this in a British publication?

After more than a year of complaints by some US anti-war activists that they were being unfairly targeted by airport security, Washington has admitted the existence of a list, possibly hundreds or even thousands of names long, of people it deems worthy of special scrutiny at airports.News

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