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December 5, 2015
We'd better start profiling terrorists....
Over in France, they are going hard against potential threats. They are using their new powers to find and look for people who fit a certain profile. The LA Times reports on what's going on in France: The aggressive moves are seen as an attempt by the country’s leaders to regain the trust of a shocked and frightened public after two major terrorist strikes in less than a year. But some human rights groups worry that the measures endanger the country’s cherished civil liberties and could further alienate Muslim communities that have long felt isolated and aggrieved. Since the November attacks, more than 2,200 raids have been carried out, more than 230 people detained and 350 placed under house arrest, according to figures released this week. Many of those being swept up in the crackdown are people flagged as potential threats in the security services’ notorious “S files.” To be fair, we don't have quite...(Read Full Post)