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air marshals put innocent folks on watch list to meet quotas

 
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BoySetsFire



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:04 am    Post subject: air marshals put innocent folks on watch list to meet quotas Reply with quote

Marshals: Innocent People Placed On 'Watch List' To Meet Quota

Marshals Say They Must File One Surveillance Detection Report, Or SDR, Per Month

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DENVER -- You could be on a secret government database or watch list for simply taking a picture on an airplane. Some federal air marshals say they're reporting your actions to meet a quota, even though some top officials deny it.

The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they're required to submit at least one report a month. If they don't, there's no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments.

"Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as suspicious persons, acting in a suspicious manner on an aircraft ... and they did nothing wrong," said one federal air marshal.


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WheelsOfConfusion



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So apparently it's not just the people who have the same name as a terrorist who can't fly now?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, I thought our current government was against quotas? I'm so confused.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrorists aren't a minority.
Somehow.
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Major Tom



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we won't be safe until everyone is listed as a terrorist...



...and then watched by a terrorist
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Uncle Benny



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love quotas, it's sheer inefficency screams "exploitation".
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The Eye Of The Watcher



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone remember the guy they shot in the head? then the next day there was a media blackout? Very Happy Our Air marshals are awesome!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lose the sig, TEOTW.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woah woah woah, let me go put on my surprise face.

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... Shocked there we go.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Eye Of The Watcher wrote:
Anyone remember the guy they shot in the head? then the next day there was a media blackout? Very Happy Our Air marshals are awesome!


oh yeah... its as if it has been wiped from my memory. didnt they say they were sorry or something?

the thing that scares me is that there is one on every flight. the fun part is figuring out who it is. :shifty:

oh yeah. "remember, remember the fifth of november."
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CTrees



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dusty wrote:
The Eye Of The Watcher wrote:
Anyone remember the guy they shot in the head? then the next day there was a media blackout? Very Happy Our Air marshals are awesome!


oh yeah... its as if it has been wiped from my memory. didnt they say they were sorry or something?

the thing that scares me is that there is one on every flight. the fun part is figuring out who it is. :shifty:

oh yeah. "remember, remember the fifth of november."


I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't immediately remember that this was a reference to Guy Fawkes, though looking it up did lead me to learn that November fifth is the the feast of St. Dominator.
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