TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jul 23rd

Last update04:39:35 PM GMT

You are here News 9/11 Related Terrorist watch list: One tip now enough to put name in database, officials say

Terrorist watch list: One tip now enough to put name in database, officials say

E-mail Print PDF

DHSThe government's master watch list is one of roughly a dozen lists, or databases, used by counterterrorism officials. Officials have periodically adjusted the criteria used to maintain it.

But civil liberties groups argue that the government's new criteria, which went into effect over the summer, have made it even more likely that individuals who pose no threat will be swept up in the nation's security apparatus, leading to potential violations of their privacy and making it difficult for them to travel.

"They are secret lists with no way for people to petition to get off or even to know if they're on," said Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Officials insist they have been vigilant about keeping law-abiding people off the master list. The new criteria have led to only modest growth in the list, which stands at 440,000 people, about 5 percent larger than last year. The vast majority are non-U.S. citizens.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


9/11 remains returned to World Trade Center site

9/1 remainss reutrnedThe unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center have returned to the World...

9/11 prosecutor asks for more time over FBI spying claims

Gitmo trialA US prosecutor has asked the judge in the 9/11 military tribunal in Guantánamo Bay for...

9/11 Illness Kills More Cops Than Attack

First respondersThe names of police officers who died from ground zero-related illnesses now outnumber the 60 killed...

Accusation of FBI spying stalls 9/11 hearing

Guantanamo trialsA military judge abruptly recessed the first 9/11 trial hearing of the year Monday after defense...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!