No Fly List Criteria Leaked

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Why TSA is encouraged to rifle through your things including phone and camera photos.

    The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/07/23/blacklisted/

    The guidelines provide the clearest explanation yet of what is happening when Americans and foreigners are pulled aside at airports and border crossings by government agents. The fifth chapter, titled “Encounter Management and Analysis,” details the type of information that is targeted for collection during “encounters” with people on the watchlists, as well as the different organizations that should collect the data. The Department of Homeland Security is described as having the largest number of encounters, but other authorities, ranging from the State Department and Coast Guard to foreign governments and “certain private entities,” are also involved in assembling “encounter packages” when watchlisted individuals cross their paths.

    PDF here
    http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1227228/2013-watchlist-guidance.pdf
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Good find, Bill!

    I was going to add the actual document to your post but at 144MB it's too large to attach. I've saved our own local copy & can make it available if your linked copy ever disappears.
     
  3. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    This should terrify every one of us...
    "There are a number of loopholes for putting people onto the watchlists even if reasonable suspicion cannot be met.

    One is clearly defined: The immediate family of suspected terrorists—their spouses, children, parents, or siblings—may be watchlisted without any suspicion that they themselves are engaged in terrorist activity. But another loophole is quite broad—”associates” who have a defined relationship with a suspected terrorist, but whose involvement in terrorist activity is not known. A third loophole is broader still—individuals with “a possible nexus” to terrorism, but for whom there is not enough “derogatory information” to meet the reasonable suspicion standard."
     

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