Thursday, May 7, 2009

Justice Dept. Finds Many Flaws in F.B.I. Terror Watch List - NYTimes.com

 

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has improperly kept nearly 24,000 people on a terrorist watch list based on outdated or sometimes irrelevant information, while it missed others with legitimate terror ties who should have been on the list, according to a Justice Department report released Wednesday.

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The report said the mistakes posed a risk to national security, because of the failure to flag actual suspected terrorists, as well as an unnecessary nuisance for non-suspects who may be questioned at a traffic stops or stopped from boarding an airplane

Justice Dept. Finds Many Flaws in F.B.I. Terror Watch List - NYTimes.com

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