Don’t Look “Suspicious” While Shopping!

PBS Newshour looks at the post 9/11 counter-terrorism efforts of businesses like Mall of America that are now constantly on the look out for “suspicious persons”…

Pretty scary thought that while innocently shopping, you could be buttonholed by a bunch of idiotic mall cops, interrogated for the better part of an hour and potentially wind up having your name entered into a police database as a “suspicious person” for no legitimate reason whatsoever.

And who knows what the ramifications that might be in terms of the information subsequently being passed on from there to other government agencies? Heck, you might even end up on the FBI’s dreaded “No Fly List” that is currently estimated to contain over one million names (i.e., 1 in every 300 people in America).

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3 responses to “Don’t Look “Suspicious” While Shopping!

  1. sassy

    Timely post, CBC’s As It Happens had a piece on that mall’s security earlier this evening.

    I wonder how many shop lifters get away with TAKING things while the Mall security as busy watching people who are LEAVING things? 🙂

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