Privacy: How did NBC get their hands on Tsarnaev's "travel documents"?

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This (esp. the last sentence quoted) suggests to me that someone is leaking private information collected by the government (e.g. the airline PNR's that are submitted to the gov't to check check against the no-fly list).

    From NBC New York: Boston Bombing Suspect Traveled to Russia Through NYC Last Year

    Travel records obtained by NBC 4 New York show Tsarnaev left New York on Jan. 12, 2012 for Sheremetyevo, Russia. He stayed overseas and returned to JFK on July 17.

    The travel documents show a photo of a bearded Tsarnaev. The documents show the terror suspect was born on Oct. 21, 1986 and first entered the U.S. through JFK on July 19, 2003.

    The documents show it was not until Friday that U.S. officials determined he was “a person or instrument that may pose a threat to the security of the United States.”
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  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    makes you wonder why, given the fact that immigraton to the US is allotted very grudgingly, we would allow immigration from a place like Chechnya.
  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Interesting that a civilian has no prayer of learning about such info on themselves, but perhaps a government employee can provide it to a media corporation--gratis, I'm sure :rolleyes: .

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