The Weaknesses of Watch-Listing

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  1. KenH

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    The Weaknesses of Watch-Listing
    by Jim Harper

    “Watch-listing” — the practice of putting bad people’s names on a list and treating them differently at places like airports — is fraught with difficulty.

    As to sophisticated threats, it’s a Maginot line. Easy to evade, it provides no protection against people who haven’t yet done anything wrong, who haven’t come to the attention of security officials, or who have adopted an alias. Terrorist planners are nothing more than inconvenienced by having to use people with “clean” records.

    Paying to inconvenience any such terrorists are (taxpayers, of course, and) all the people wrongly treated as suspects because they have the same or similar names as listed people.

    - rest at www.cato-at-liberty.org/2006/10/06/the-weaknesses-of-watch-listing
     
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    More inane criticism of any effort to protect the country. Then of course when they do get through the same ones will be the first to cry out nothing was done or the administration failed to stop it. This is the hight of insanity.
     
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